RIP: Donna Summers, Queen of Disco

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RIP: Donna Summers, Queen of Disco

Disco legend Donna Summer  has died of Cancer, she was 63 years Old.  The Queen of  Disco  hits included, Bad Girls and She Works Hard for the Money and Last Dance.

Donna Summer music crossed many genres but she was best known for her up tempo Disco beats which earned her five  Grammy awards.  RIP Donna!

Celebrity’s reaction  to her death included:

“I can’t believe we’ve lost another wonderful singer,” Dolly Parton said. “Donna, like Whitney (Houston), had one of the greatest voices ever. I loved her records. She was the disco queen, and will remain so. I knew her and found her to be one of the most likable and fun people ever. She will be missed and remembered.”

Chaka Khan said she was Summer’s friend for three decades.

“She is one of the few black women I could speak German with and she is one of the few friends I had in this business,” Khan said. Summer moved to Germany in the early ’70s to perform in several musicals.

“I was shocked to hear about Donna,” singer Barbra Streisand said in a statement released by her publicist. “She was so vital the last time I saw her a few months ago. I loved doing the duet with her. She had an amazing voice and was so talented.”

“She will be terribly missed. She was truly the #Disco Queen!” Singer La Toya Jackson said in a Twitter posting.

“We will miss Donna Summer! She changed the world of music with her beautiful voice and incredible talent,” Janet Jackson told Twitter followers.

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

“Rest in Peace dear Donna Summer. Your voice was the heartbeat and soundtrack of a decade,” music producer Quincy Jones tweeted.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Summer’s honor to the Salvation Army.