The queen of disco Donna Summer passed away early this morning, according to her family. She was 63 years old.
TMZ.com, which first reported news of her death, said that she died in Florida. Summer has a beach house near Venice, Florida, which is south of Sarasota. TMZ is also claiming its sources report Summer had lung cancer which she believed was caused by exposure to toxic particles in New York after 9/11.
Apparently she was trying to keep the extent of her illness a secret. Some close to her, say the illness didn’t seem to bad. In fact, she was focused on trying to finish up an album she had been working on.
Donna Summer was a 5 time Grammy winner with iconic hits like “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff”, “Bad Girls”, “She Works Hard for the Money” and “This Time I Know It’s for Real.”
She was a huge influence of the dance music era of the 70′s.
Summer married Brooklyn Dreams singer Bruce Sudano back in 1980. They had two daughters together.
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