R.I.P. Donna Summer – Queen of Disco Dies at 63


They say deaths come in threes and it just makes our heart heavy to have to report the death of the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer. Just a day after the death of Go-Go’s Godfather, Chuck Brown, we are overcome with grief at the report that Ms. Summer lost her long battle with cancer. Today is an extremely sad day in the world of music.

More from TMZ:
Donna Summer — the Queen of Disco — died this morning after a battle with cancer … TMZ has learned.

We’re told Summer was in Florida at the time of her death. She was 63 years old.

Sources close to Summer tell us … the singer was trying to keep the extent of her illness under wraps. We spoke to someone who was with Summer a couple of weeks ago … who says she didn’t seem too bad.

In fact, we’re told she was focused on trying to finish up an album she had been working on.

Summer was a 5-time Grammy winner who shot to superstardom in the ’70s with iconic hits like “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls.”

Here are some of our favorite Donna Summer songs for those not as up on her work:

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