‘Queen of Disco’ Donna Summer has been confirmed dead. She was 63.
Donna Summer, the “Queen of Disco” whose hits included “Hot Stuff,” “Bad Girls,” and “Love to Love You Baby” has died.
Her death was confirmed by a representative on Thursday. She was 63. , a representative said Thursday. She was 63.
Brian Edwards, her publicist said the singer was suffering from cancer. “She died surrounded by her family in Florida”, he said.
Summer died early Thursday morning. The disco queen rose to fame somewhere in the ‘70s when she came out with ‘Love to Love You Baby. Others songs such as “I Feel Love” and “Last Dance” made her famous in several countries.
She won several awards gaining her international recognition.
Speaking on his relation with the deceased, Hollywood publicist, Michael Levine said he was hired in 2002 to help Summer “rebrand and reinvent her image.”
According to Levine, Summer was a victim of her own success. Levine remembers the decease occasionally came to their office with a flower.
Celebrity reaction has been pouring in since the news of Summer’s death broke out.
Celebs such as Dolly Parton, Chaka Khan, Barbra Streisand, La Toya Jackson, Janet Jackson, Niecy Nash, Quincy Jones and several others have paid the tributes in few words online.
The family of Donna has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Summer’s honor to the Salvation Army.
Love to Love You Baby (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)