Dang! It has been a bad week for 70’s artists. First Duck Dunn of Booker T and the MGs fame, then Go Go Godfather Chuck Brown…
And now the Disco Queen herself – Donna Summer.
Disco legend Donna Summer died Thursday at age 63, reportedly after a battle with cancer.
“Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith,” the singer’s family said in a statement. “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.”
TMZ was the first to report the singer’s death, and the site reports that she was recording an album at the time of her death.
The Grammy-winning singer, nicknamed the Queen of Disco, had numerous hits in both the 1970s and 1980s, including “Last Dance,” “She Works Hard for the Money” and “Bad Girls.”
Summer was the first female artist to chart with back-to-back multi-platinum double albums.
Summer won five Grammy Awards and six American Music Awards, and charted three multi-platinum albums.
And one more favorite –