KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Queen of Disco has died. Singer Donna Summer passed away Thursday morning following a battle with cancer. She was 63. Her family confirmed her death shortly after her passing.
“Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith,” a family statement said, according to CNN. “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.”
Summer reportedly was working on a new album and wanted to keep her illness quiet until it was complete. Summer is known as the “Queen of Disco.” She became famous in the 1970s for her hits “She Works Hard for the Money,” “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls.” Her “Bad Girls” video is linked below.
Summer leaves behind husband Bruce Sudano & two daughters.