Donna Summer, The Queen of Disco: 1948-2012

GregJohnson May 17, 2012 1
Donna Summer, The Queen of Disco: 1948-2012

Donna Summer passed away today in Florida aged 63 following her battle with lung cancer.

A winner of five GRAMMY awards, Summer rose to fame with songs such as Hot Stuff and Bad Girls, the latter of which went double platinum in 1979.

She also co-wrote the 1975 single Love to Love You Baby and went on to contribute towards several other hits as co-writer, including She Works Hard For Her Money.

The Queen of Disco made her big screen debut in the 1978 film, Thank God It’s Friday, but it was a song she had contributed towards for the picture’s soundtrack, Last Dance, that would take the plaudits, winning the Oscar that year for Best Original Song.

The singer’s family issued a statement earlier today saying they “are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy.” Summer is survived by her husband, three daughters, and four grandchildren.

What are your memories of Donna Summer and her music?

  • http://tchy.co.uk/2g Emmitt X Beguhl

    I cannot believe that Donna Summer’s has gone she’s going to be so missed a really awesome natural talent