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R.I.P. Donna Summer--Queen Of Disco

In unfortunate news, America's disco queen, Donna Summer, died today after a battle with cancer.  She was 63.  Details inside...

"Last Dance" singer Donna Summer--who gained prominence in the 70's disco era--died this morning after battling cancer.  The 5 time Grammy Award winning Boston native was known for helping ushering in the disco era and offering up a different sound for the times.

Born LaDonna Adrian Gaines, the legendary singer reportedly died today in Florida according to TMZ.  She was married to singer Bruce Sudano with 3 kids (MiMi, model/actress Brooklyn Sudano and singer Amanda Sudano-Ramirez) and was a grandmother to four.

Other hits she's known for: "Hot Stuff," "Love To Love You Baby," and "She Works Hard For The Money."

R.I.P. Mrs. Summer.

 

UPDATE:

Donna's family released a statement today saying they "are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy."  TMZ reports she died from lung cancer that she allegedly believed came from inhaling toxins from the 9/11 WTC tragedy aftermath.

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DONNA SUMMER WAS THE DISCO

DONNA SUMMER WAS THE DISCO ERA RIHANNA
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you can not compare anyone

you can not compare anyone with Donna, Donna was unique and very classy!
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rip donna summer, time passes

rip donna summer, time passes so quickly. she was very hot during the 70's and the disco era. her music was all you heard in the clubs. thanks for the great music and fun memories. "toot toot awww beep beep!"
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63....way too young! RIP to

63....way too young! RIP to an ICON! CAncer is taking everybody. So sad.
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Beautiful lady...RIP

Beautiful lady...RIP
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Pray Comrades according to

Pray Comrades according to the stars today is not a good day for Melanin people. (5/17/2012) 5+1+7+2+1+2=18 like 666=18 but 1+8 equals 9 in numerology it means death or resurrection. Donna Summer died today at the age of 63. MIB3 the movie with Will Smith gives us clues with the alpha numerical value of M/13, I/9, B/2 add them together you get 24 or 2+4=6 and now you add the 3 you get number 9. Also note 50 cent is 36 years old today. Please send your synergy towards him. He is undergoing a major operation today according to other blog sources. 36+63=99/9+9=18 read Revelation 13:18 for a greater understanding. ASHE
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I remember my Mother and Aunt

I remember my Mother and Aunt taking us kids to see Donna Summer at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, I thought she was the cutest hooker ever in her "Bad Girl" days. She will truly be missed by those who loved her work as an artist and by her family and friends who truly knew the 'woman'. May she now rest in peace.
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RIP Donna. Keeping myself a

RIP Donna. Keeping myself a "bad girl" because of you.
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THE TRUE QUEEN OF DISCO, REST

THE TRUE QUEEN OF DISCO, REST IN PEACE MRS SUMMER.
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rip. donna...kelly rowland

rip. donna...kelly rowland should play your role..
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I'll never forget her as Aunt

I'll never forget her as Aunt Tudy on family matters by far my favorite episodes of the series. R.I.P Donna
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I'll never forget her as Aunt

I'll never forget her as Aunt Tudy on family matters by far my favorite episodes of the series. R.I.P Donna
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*Throws punch bowl DAMN DAMN

*Throws punch bowl DAMN DAMN DAMN* RIP to the Last Dance Love to Love You I Work Hard for the Money MacArthur Park Queen. 2012 unfortunately lookin like that horrible 2009 all over again
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Why does YBF ALWAYS copy stories from TMZ.COM??? I DON'T UNDERSTAND!!! NO ONE "EDITS" OR "CONTRIBUTES' TO THIS BLOG EVER HAVE AN ORIGINAL THOUGHT??? THIS IS ACTUALLY HORRIBLE. smh. Got to do better ybf! RIP Donna Summer :(
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Had no idea she was battling

Had no idea she was battling health issues, love how she always kept it classy. My prayers go out to her immediate family and friends. RIP Mz Summer.
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R.I.P. to Donna Summers. I

R.I.P. to Donna Summers. I pray that her loved ones find peace and understanding :(
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Rest in Peace Ms. Donna

Rest in Peace Ms. Donna Summer. This is my last dance
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I think that second picture

I think that second picture is Sheryl Lee Ralph...If so please update...RIP!
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That IS Donna Summer. That is

That IS Donna Summer. That is from the "Four Seasons Of Love" album that she released back in the lat '70's.
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that is totally Sheryl Lee

that is totally Sheryl Lee Ralph
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NOOOOOOO that is Donna

NOOOOOOO that is Donna Summer. That is the cover of her album "Four Seasons of Love"
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I'll never forget her as Aunt

I'll never forget her as Aunt Tudy on family matters by far my favorite episodes of the series. R.I.P Donna
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Actually it was Aunt Una

Actually it was Aunt Una ...From Altoona
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Yea, rest in peace but she

Yea, rest in peace but she hurt her recording career when she turned her back on the ppl that made her. She apologized but she never recovered from that homophobic comments.....allllll-right
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Really?? The woman is dead

Really?? The woman is dead so what she did in life no longer matters! So disrespectful!
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Ummm-we ALL make mistakes.

Ummm-we ALL make mistakes. Its too sensible to just say RIP huh?
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I am so sorry to hear this. I

I am so sorry to hear this. I loved Donna Summers and her music. She was the ish back in the day and could sing her ass off. Donna Summers was the Beyonce of today. Donns Summers ruled the disco era. She will be missed.
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RIP Mrs. Donna summer!

RIP Mrs. Donna summer!
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R.I.P my prayers go out to

R.I.P my prayers go out to her daughters ( Brooklyn and Amanda Sudano) I know they are young with young families my mom is 63 and she is still young and healthy and full of life I don't know what I would do without her..so sad
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Trust me...you don't wanna

Trust me...you don't wanna know what it feels like, anytime soon. I lost my mother in 2011 to breast cancer. She was 60 years old. I left my job to care for her and saw the deterioration everyday. She wanted to live so desperately and repeatedly stated that she didn't want to die. Heartbreaking....still living with it everyday. RIP Donna Summer.....many prayers for her daughters.
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We are really losing our

We are really losing our legends. I grew up listening and skating to Donna's music. My favorite album was the one where she is reclining on the half moon. I used to play that album until it skipped. RIP, Donna. You made many of our childhoods so happy with your talent. I also want offer my heartfelt condolences to her daughters. I lost my mom back in November 2011, so I can only imagine what they are going through.
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May she RIP. I remember my

May she RIP. I remember my mother & aunts having all of her music back in the day, and how mesmerized I was by her & Diana Ross' album covers. TRUE black beauty--and sultry in a tasteful way. Beyonce owes her a debt, seriously. RIP Queen of Disco.
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You made my childhood fun,

You made my childhood fun, exciting. Thank you for giving me great music to dance my little pants off too. The sexiest fashion icon ever. Miss u Donna!
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RIP she was a beautiful woman

RIP she was a beautiful woman with a lovely voice.
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RIP Ms Ladonna Summers what a

RIP Ms Ladonna Summers what a talented singer/painter you were. May God bless your daughters/family in this time of grief. I remember wanting to do my dance solo as a teen to one of Donna's song called "Last Dance" but my dance teacher said it was inappropriate for a young girl to dance to. That dance teacher was a "B" but I will always remember that song like so many other songs my older cousins would listen to when I was young. Donna Summers Forever The Queen of Disco
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God Bless you songstress...

God Bless you songstress... God Bless your family... You left an amazing legacy... JOB WELL DONE!
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oh No first Chuck Brown now

oh No first Chuck Brown now Donna Summer R.I.P Queen
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awww, i used to yell out

awww, i used to yell out "lets dance" in the mirror when i was little.....thoughts go out to the family and her friends....
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RIP to The Queen of Disco

RIP to The Queen of Disco Miss Donna Summers. She was truly an icon and a classy, beautiful lady. You will be missed.
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RIP Ms Summer your music

RIP Ms Summer your music was great to dance to, what a wonderful voice this lady had.
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RIP Donna Summer. she will be

RIP Donna Summer. she will be missed. i loved some of her music during the 80's past the disco era. young ladies that wanna be in the industry should check out her music.
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GOD Bless, and may she rest

GOD Bless, and may she rest in peace!
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They don't make them like

They don't make them like this anymore. She will be greatly missed.
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I am saddened by this news.

I am saddened by this news. She was a major,innovative and influential talent. A real singer.
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25 Years Ago...... i caught

25 Years Ago...... i caught my older brother Jacking-Off to her.....i knew she was special
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