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:
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.)