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Donna Summer dead at 63


The world lost another entertainment legend on Thursday morning when it was announced that Donna Summer lost her battle to lung cancer. The 5-time Grammy winner was 63-years-old.

(Twitchy will continue to update as more information is revealed)

The Disco Queen had fans from all walks of life and her music clearly touched millions.!/jdonels/status/203147591536492544

Donna Summer was awesome….Her music became anthems. She defined music for an entire generation … really more than one

— Harvey Levin (@HarveyLevinTMZ) May 17, 2012

RIP Donna Summer, I loved singing and dancing as a kid to "Hot Stuff" always cracked my parents up.

— KatieDaryl (@KatieDaryl) May 17, 2012

Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain! 🙁 RIP Donna Summer. You are a legend & we love you.

— Michael Yerxa (@mikeyerxa) May 17, 2012

RIP Donna Summer!

— OMAR EPPS (@omarepps) May 17, 2012

Whitney. Tina Marie. Vesta. Now Donna Summer. The choir in heaven has a new member. They will be singing up a beautiful storm:)

— Niecy Nash (@NiecyNash) May 17, 2012

My condolence to #Donna Summer's family & love ones. She will be terribly missed. She was truly the #Disco Queen!

— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) May 17, 2012

Donna Summer the Queen of Disco has died. Sad news! RIP ~ Thanks for the great memories!

— Aki Anastasiou (@AkiAnastasiou) May 17, 2012

Rip Donna Summer. Thanks for the all time great disco jams.

— Tom Morello (@tmorello) May 17, 2012

Rest in Peace Donna Summer. Disco Legend.

— Def Jam Recordings (@DefJamRecords) May 17, 2012!/Beyonce__Knowle/status/203148643740549120

Oh no our disco legend donna summer has died! Wow she was still young. Life is short peeps make the most of if and of the people you love!!

— Victoria Hornღ♫♕❀✿♥☆ (@LadyVmusic) May 17, 2012

Sad… RIP Donna Summer… 🙁 The last dance has been danced…

— Peter Shankman (@petershankman) May 17, 2012

Saddened to hear about Donna Summer; she was my next door neighbor for many years. To the girl next door; you will be sorely missed. AWK

— Arnold Klein (@awkmd) May 17, 2012

Donna Summer, your last dance with remain in our hearts forever.

— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) May 17, 2012

RIP, Donna Summer, disco diva supreme, bringing some deep soul to those synthetic beats. I Feel Love never out of style.

— Tony Parsons (@TonyParsonsUK) May 17, 2012

Listening to "On the Radio". RIP Donna Summer. Rollerskates & hot summer nights, my childhood would not have been the same w/out you!

— Ciaran Blumenfeld (@momfluential) May 17, 2012

R.I.P. Donna Summer! I pray your "Last Dance" was peaceful and that your soul now dwells in the house of the Lord!

— SHANTI DAS (@ShantiDas404) May 17, 2012

RIP Donna Summer…hope you're dancing up there.

— Kat McPhee (@katharinemcphee) May 17, 2012

Damnnn, Donna Summer too? Wow, RIP. Our culture is so indebted to her.

— La Flan (@atrak) May 17, 2012

R.I.P Donna Summer…I remember roller skating to hits like "Last Dance" "Hot Stuff" & "Bad Girls." Synonymous with the 70's.. #QueenOfDisco

— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) May 17, 2012

Donna Summer has died at 63 from cancer.Such a lovely woman & terrific talent whose music touched us all! Prayers for her & her family RIP.

— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) May 17, 2012

RIP Donna Summer, a legendary disco diva. I'll never forget Marc Jacobs singing back up for her at a Louis Vuitton store opening in London.

— Derek Blasberg (@DerekBlasberg) May 17, 2012

So sad to hear of death of disco queen Donna Summer! Last Dance !

— Hilary Alexander (@HilaryAlexander) May 17, 2012

Rest peacefully, Donna Summer. Your music is some of the first I remember as a little one during disco era…LAST DANCE

— Filiberto Gonzalez (@gofiliberto) May 17, 2012

It's going to be a disco afternoon in honor of the legendary Donna Summer. #rip

— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) May 17, 2012

Sad news: We lost another music icon. Donna Summer passed away at 63 years of age.

— Maria Elena Salinas (@MariaESalinas) May 17, 2012

Donna Summer: You made it easier for all of us women who work hard for the money. May you rest in peace now disco queen.

— Sara Sidner (@sarasidnerCNN) May 17, 2012

R I P #Donna Summer LEGEND !!! Your music will live forever.

— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) May 17, 2012

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