Donna Summer Dead At 63
One of the biggest stars of the Disco era, if not the biggest of them all, died today at the age of 63:
Donna Summer died Thursday morning after a battle with lung cancer.
Lovingly named the “Queen of Disco,” the 63-year-old was in Florida at the time of her death, according to TMZ. Born LaDonna Adrian Gaines, the 5-time Grammy award winner rose to fame in the ’70s with hits like “Hot Stuff,” “Bad Girls” and “Love to Love You Baby.”
Following the news of Summer’s passing, the singer’s family released a statement saying that they “are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy.”
You didn’t necessarily have to be a fan of Disco in the 70s and 80s to know who Summer was, she and her music were quite literally everywhere but her career seemed to fizzle off after the Disco faded and stars like Madonna and Michael Jackson started exploding on the music scene. Nonetheless, even today, her music will pop up on the radio.
Under the circumstances, this seems appropriate: