Disco queen Donna Summer has passed away earlier today as a result of lung cancer. She was 63. TMZ has the scoop:
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.
Her family has released this statement:
“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” – The Sudano Family.
Rest in peace, Donna Summer and thanks for all of the memories. Your contribution to the music industry will always be remembered.