Disco queen Donna Summer passed away this morning at the age of 63.
TMZ reports that the Queen of disco passed away this morning in Florida after a long battle with cancer. The news hasn’t been confirmed yet by a spokesperson.
The gossip magazine reports that Summer has been trying to downplay her illness and was even working on a new album. Unfortunately, the five-time Grammy award winner passed away before she could complete it.
Summer was a superstar in the 1970s with disco hits like “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls.”
The highlights of her career come from the disco era of the 1970s but Summer was still creating music late in her life. Her last album, Crayons, was released in 2008. It was her 17th studio album. Crayons hit number 17 on the Billboard charts.
Donna Summer was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame this year.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame writes:
“Summer made chart history in 1978-80, as the only artist who ever had three consecutive double-LPs hit #1… She was also the first female artist with four #1 singles in a 13-month period… As recently as 2009-2010, she had #1 U.S. Dance Club hits with “I’m A Fire,” “Stamp Your Feet” and “Fame (The Game).” Endless covers and sampling of her music by producers and DJs have kept the five-time Grammy Award-winning Queen Of Disco’s pioneering body of work on the front-line.”
Here’s a video of Donna Summer’s “love to love you.”