Donna Summer (1948-2012)

Sad. Disco queen Donna Summer dies at 63:

Donna Summer, the “Queen of Disco” whose hits included “Hot Stuff,” “Bad Girls,” “Love to Love You Baby” and “She Works Hard for the Money,” has died, a representative said Thursday. She was 63.

Her publicist, Brian Edwards, said Summer was suffering from cancer.

Here is the statement from her family:

Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith. 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.

Here’s Donna Summer, still sounding great in December 2009:

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And here’s a link to one of those things I’m just happy to know exists: Video from the Mac Davis Show of Davis, Donna Summer, Dolly Parton and Tom Jones singing a Gospel medley.

(Update: Fixed dates in post title.)

  • PizzaMan69

    Life can be a challenge. Life can seem impossible. It’s never easy when there’s so much on the line. But you and I can make a difference. There’s a mission just for you and me.

  • LouisDoench

    Abe Vigoda was recently seen at a Disco…Coincidence? 

  • Ray Baxter

    One of these two statements is wrong, either “Donna Summer (1943-2012)” has her birth year incorrect, or “She was 63″ has her age incorrect.

    I’m not ruling out the possibility that they are both incorrect.

  • http://stealingcommas.blogspot.com/ chris the cynic

    It’s the birthdate.  My guess would be that the year of birth was written with her age in mind and the 3 just sort of jumped from one to the other.  It should be 1948-2012

  • http://lliira.dreamwidth.org/ Lliira

    She works hard for the money. So you better treat her right.
    One of my favorite songs. All I understood of it as a child was that a woman was working hard and deserved to be treated well. Hearing that when I was a girl was like breathing oxygen after living in smog.

  • redsixwing

    And “I Feel Love,” which is one of my favorite songs.

    I have little to say, so here is a candle.

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  • Tricksterson

    I prefer to think time travel was involved.

  • Tricksterson

    Was not a fanof her work, still she was a classy and beautiful woman.  RIP


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