Donna Summer passes away at 63

Donna Summer passes away at 63

San Francisco : CA : USA | May 18, 2012 at 10:28 AM PDT
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Donna Summer, renowned American singer-songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the 1970s, has unfortunately passed away. She was battling lung cancer. Summer passed away Thursday morning at the age of 63. Social media is abuzz with news about her death. The Associated Press reports that she died in the morning at her home in Key West, Florida. The Bradenton Herald quotes Sarasota County Records stating that she was in Englewood, Florida, at the time of her death.

Donna Summer was well known as the queen of disco. Her contribution to music doesn’t have any parallel. She was a 5-time Grammy award winner who rose to fame in the '70s with hits like "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girls" and "Love to Love You Baby". People from many generations remember her songs and like listening to them. She was an extremely hardworking person and her passion for music had grown manifolds over the years.

Donna Summer was working on an album even at the time of her death. In July 2011, Summer was working at Paramount Recording Studios in Los Angeles with her nephew, rapper and producer O'Mega Red. Together they worked on a track titled "Angel".

Donna Summer’s family shared a public statement after her death. According to Huffington Post, they said they "are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy."

Her colleagues have shared their condolences for her, remembering her in good words. Piers Morgan tweeted about the late singer, writing, "RIP #DonnaSummer - dined with her a few months ago, and she sang Amazing Grace to guests with stunning power. Great lady, wonderful talent."

Donna Summer has left behind her husband, Brooklyn Dreams co-founder Bruce Sudano, their two children, Brooklyn and Amanda and her daughter, Mimi, from a previous marriage. While working on the hit track, "Heaven Knows", which featured Brooklyn Dreams member Joe "Bean" Esposito on vocals, Summer met fellow member Bruce Sudano and they got married immediately.

Donna Summer had a mezzo-soprano vocal range which was certainly a rare talent. Winning a Grammy five times in her career was certainly a huge achievement. She also happened to be the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the U.S. Billboard chart, and she also charted four number-one singles in the United States within a 13-month period.

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Flowers are seen on the star of music recording artist Donna Summer on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood
Flowers are seen on the star of music recording artist Donna Summer on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood
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