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  • 05/17/2012

R.I.P. Donna Summer

It was announced today that singer LaDonna Adrian Gaines (known to most as Donna Summer) has passed away at the age of 63. The iconic artist was a prominent figure in the music world, known as "The Queen" of classic first-wave disco, with releases as far back as 1974. Summer worked with fellow disco powerhouses like Giorgio Morodoer and Pete Bellotte, as well as R&B/pop don Quincy Jones, across the span of 17 studio albums, her latest being 2008's Crayons. She is best known for a string of timeless singles, including "I Feel Love" and "She Works Hard for the Money," and her constant touring. The unmatched singer died today after a long battle against breast and lung cancer. Watch Summer performing "I Feel Love" live in 1978 below.

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