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Donna Summer Dead At 63: The Queen Of Disco's Best Musical Moments Remembered

Posted: Updated: 05/17/2012 12:37 pm

Donna Summer

Known internationally as the "Queen of Disco" and an all-around gay icon, Donna Summer lost her battle with cancer today at the age of 63.

TMZ reports that the five-time Grammy winner was in Florida and putting the finishing touches on a new album at the time of her death. Though details are scarce, sources told the site that "the singer was trying to keep the extent of her illness under wraps."

The report adds, "We spoke to someone who was with Summer a couple of weeks ago ... who says she didn't seem too bad."

A barrage of tributes to the star quickly flooded Twitter and Facebook:

Nile Rodgers
For the last half hour or so I've been lying in my bed crying and stunned. Donna Summer RIP

Adam Shankman
Sleep sweetly eternally my Amazing Donna Summer! Tonight, after my prayers, I will dance the last dance and think of you. Xoox

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

In honor of Summer -- whose signature classics include "Last Dance," "I Feel Love," "Bad Girls" and "She Works Hard for the Money" -- take a look at some of the diva's best musical moments below:

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  • Love To Love You Baby

  • I Feel Love

  • Last Dance

  • MacArthur Park

  • Hot Stuff

  • Bad Girls

  • Dim All The Lights

  • On The Radio

  • No More Tears (With Barbra Streisand)

  • Heaven Knows

  • Don't Cry For Me Argentina (from 'Evita')

  • This Time I Know It's For Real

  • She Works Hard For The Money

  • I Will Go With You (Con Te Parino)


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