DONNA SUMMER has sadly passed away at the age of 63 in Florida following a courageous battle with breast cancer.
The 63 year old Grammy-winning super star was born in the Dorchester neighbourhood of Boston, Massachusetts, LaDonna Adrian Gaines, known by the stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer/songwriter who gained prominence during the disco era of the 1970s. Donna Summer had a mezzo-soprano vocal range, and was a five-time Grammy Award winner.
She was the first artist to have "three consecutive double albums" reach number one on the U.S. Billboard chart, and she also charted four number-one singles in the United States within a thirteen-month period. Donna Summer was recently focused on trying to finish up an album she had been working on. Her website DONNA SUMMER DOT COM dislays her latest albums TO PARIS WITH LOVE and CRAYONS. Donna Summer shot to superstardom in the 1970s with iconic hits like "Last Dance," "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls." We all danced to her powerful disco ANTHEMS, as she lit up the dancefloors of the world with that spectacular voice full of dynamic clarity. Donna Summer continued her dominance of the charts throughout the 1980s with songs like "She Works Hard for the Money" and "This Time I Know It's for Real." Donna Summer and her producer Giorgio Moroder defined the "dance music" era of the '70s and influenced acts like Phil Oakey of The Human League, Duran Duran and David Bowie to enter the dance genre.
Donna Summer is survived by Brooklyn Dreams singer Bruce Sudano whom she married in 1980, her two daughters with him Brooklyn and Amanda Summer, and Natalia Pia Melanie Sommer, her first daughter with German actor Helmuth Sommer.