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Donna Summer

BREAKING: Donna Summer, 63, Dead

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From TMZ:

Donna Summer — the Queen of Disco — died this morning after a battle with cancer … TMZ has learned.

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.

In fact, we’re told she was focused on trying to finish up an album she had been working on.

This is literally a piece of my childhood dying. No, I didn’t grow up in the seventies—but her music was always a favorite when I was younger, and still is to this day. It’s like my childhood is being killed off piece by piece. Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Donna Summer … if this is what getting old is all about, I can tell you right now—it sucks ass. I’ve talked about Donna before on the site, and this news seriously bums me out.

Rest in peace, Donna.