It's been a week of sad news: The auto world lost Carroll Shelby, Vidal Sassoon's passing shook up the fashion realm, and Mary Kennedy is once again stirring up rumors of the Kennedy curse. Today, the world of music has lost another great voice. Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco passed away this morning at the age of 63, TMZ reports. According to Newser, she tried to keep the severity of her illness quiet.
Summer was a five-time Grammy award winner who dominated the 1970s disco charts with hits like "Hot Stuff," "Last Dance," "Bad Girls," and "Love to Love You Baby."
Summer is survived by her husband Bruce Sudano of Brooklyn Dreams, and their two children According to Newser, she was working on a new album before her death.
Celebrities are giving their condolences to Donna Summers on Twitter. There's talks of rollerskating, disco, and lots of respect.
@duranduran So sad to hear about the passing of Donna Summer. Our condolences: http://youtu.be/k8TBmeK9Abg
@LadytronMusic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5DrqymST64 Upon hearing this in 1976, Brian Eno told David Bowie that he had "heard the future". He had. RIP Donna Summer. :(
@arminvanbuuren RIP Donna Summer Queen of Disco. You were a great inspiration. Still so young...
@WilliamShatner My heart and thoughts go out to the family of Donna Summer. MBB
@ActuallyNPH Donna Summer passed away today. Same day as Jim Henson, 22 years ago. In honor of both:
@Beyonce__Knowle RIP Donna Summer. Pls RT to show your condolences.
@superchunk RIP Donna Summer. Roller-skated the heck out of some Donna Summer back in the day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cPIT_T3mYU
@flea333 woah! donna summer gone to the great beyond !!! chuck brown then donna summer they're gonna be dancing in heaven!!! i love donna summer RIP
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@MarioLopezExtra R.I.P Donna Summer...I remember roller skating to hits like "Last Dance" "Hot Stuff" & "Bad Girls." Synonymous with the 70's.. #QueenOfDisco
@amygrant From Team Amy -- we just heard the news of Donna Summer's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family... http://fb.me/ue7jK8lJ
@flyinglotus donna summer RIP .. crazy year