Breaking: Donna Summer dead at 63

Donna Summer

I’m in complete shock right now, I cannot believe legendary disco diva Donna Summer passed away earlier this morning at age 63 (down in Florida) after losing her battle with cancer. I didn’t even know she was sick, I don’t know what to say, I was such a huge fan, I am so upset. May Donna rest in peace.

Donna Summer — the Queen of Disco — died this morning after a battle with cancer … TMZ has learned. We’re told Summer was in Florida at the time of her death. She was 63-years-old. Summer was a 5-time Grammy winner who shot to superstardom in the ’70s with iconic hits like Last Dance, Hot Stuff and Bad Girls. SOURCE

Five-time GRAMMY® winner Donna Summer had a dynamic voice and unique musical style that helped define the dance music genre in the ‘70s. She also was an artist who crossed many musical genres, as evidenced by her GRAMMY wins in the R&B, rock, inspirational and dance categories. Her talent was a true gift to the music industry, and our thoughts and sympathies are with her family, friends and fans throughout the world during this difficult time.

Neil Portnow
President/CEO
The Recording Academy

Donna Summer

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