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Donna Summer dead at 63


The world lost another entertainment legend on Thursday morning when it was announced that Donna Summer lost her battle to lung cancer. The 5-time Grammy winner was 63-years-old.

(Twitchy will continue to update as more information is revealed)

The Disco Queen had fans from all walks of life and her music clearly touched millions.


Donna Summer was awesome….Her music became anthems. She defined music for an entire generation … really more than one

— Harvey Levin (@HarveyLevinTMZ) May 17, 2012

RIP Donna Summer, I loved singing and dancing as a kid to "Hot Stuff" always cracked my parents up.

— KatieDaryl (@KatieDaryl) May 17, 2012

Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain! 🙁 RIP Donna Summer. You are a legend & we love you.

— Michael Yerxa (@mikeyerxa) May 17, 2012

RIP Donna Summer!

— OMAR EPPS (@omarepps) May 17, 2012

Whitney. Tina Marie. Vesta. Now Donna Summer. The choir in heaven has a new member. They will be singing up a beautiful storm:)

— Niecy Nash (@NiecyNash) May 17, 2012

My condolence to #Donna Summer's family & love ones. She will be terribly missed. She was truly the #Disco Queen!

— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) May 17, 2012

Donna Summer the Queen of Disco has died. Sad news! RIP ~ Thanks for the great memories!

— Aki Anastasiou (@AkiAnastasiou) May 17, 2012

Rip Donna Summer. Thanks for the all time great disco jams.

— Tom Morello (@tmorello) May 17, 2012

Rest in Peace Donna Summer. Disco Legend.

— Def Jam Recordings (@DefJamRecords) May 17, 2012


Oh no our disco legend donna summer has died! Wow she was still young. Life is short peeps make the most of if and of the people you love!!

— Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ (@LadyVmusic) May 17, 2012

Sad… RIP Donna Summer… 🙁 The last dance has been danced…

— Peter Shankman (@petershankman) May 17, 2012

Saddened to hear about Donna Summer; she was my next door neighbor for many years. To the girl next door; you will be sorely missed. AWK

— Arnold Klein (@awkmd) May 17, 2012

Donna Summer, your last dance with remain in our hearts forever.

— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) May 17, 2012

RIP, Donna Summer, disco diva supreme, bringing some deep soul to those synthetic beats. I Feel Love never out of style.

— Tony Parsons (@TonyParsonsUK) May 17, 2012

Listening to "On the Radio". RIP Donna Summer. Rollerskates & hot summer nights, my childhood would not have been the same w/out you!

— Ciaran Blumenfeld (@momfluential) May 17, 2012

R.I.P. Donna Summer! I pray your "Last Dance" was peaceful and that your soul now dwells in the house of the Lord!

— SHANTI DAS (@ShantiDas404) May 17, 2012

RIP Donna Summer…hope you're dancing up there.

— Kat McPhee (@katharinemcphee) May 17, 2012

Damnnn, Donna Summer too? Wow, RIP. Our culture is so indebted to her.

— La Flan (@atrak) May 17, 2012

R.I.P Donna Summer…I remember roller skating to hits like "Last Dance" "Hot Stuff" & "Bad Girls." Synonymous with the 70's.. #QueenOfDisco

— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) May 17, 2012

Donna Summer has died at 63 from cancer.Such a lovely woman & terrific talent whose music touched us all! Prayers for her & her family RIP.

— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) May 17, 2012

RIP Donna Summer, a legendary disco diva. I'll never forget Marc Jacobs singing back up for her at a Louis Vuitton store opening in London.

— Derek Blasberg (@DerekBlasberg) May 17, 2012

So sad to hear of death of disco queen Donna Summer! Last Dance !

— Hilary Alexander (@HilaryAlexander) May 17, 2012

Rest peacefully, Donna Summer. Your music is some of the first I remember as a little one during disco era…LAST DANCE http://t.co/Ufs6IerT

— Filiberto Gonzalez (@gofiliberto) May 17, 2012

It's going to be a disco afternoon in honor of the legendary Donna Summer. #rip

— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) May 17, 2012

Sad news: We lost another music icon. Donna Summer passed away at 63 years of age.

— Maria Elena Salinas (@MariaESalinas) May 17, 2012

Donna Summer: You made it easier for all of us women who work hard for the money. May you rest in peace now disco queen.

— Sara Sidner (@sarasidnerCNN) May 17, 2012

R I P #Donna Summer LEGEND !!! Your music will live forever.

— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) May 17, 2012

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