Disco singer Donna Summer has passed away just this morning in Key West, Florida. Summer was just sixty three years old, this is what family sources have told the Associated Press . She had been trying to fight cancer for some time now.
“Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith,” reads a statement from the singer’s family. “While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy. Words truly can’t express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time.”
Summer was a five-time Grammy winner best known for smash hits including,
”I Feel Love,” “Love to Love You Baby” and “She Works Hard for the Money.”
Her collaborations with producer Giorgio Moroder in the the Seventies broke ground for dance music and have been hugely influential on electronic music in the decades since.
She had been born and raised in Boston singing in a church, she went on to major success during the disco era, scoring Number One pop singles with
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