R.I.P. Donna Summers (1948-2012)

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Disco legend Donna Summer died this morning in Florida at the age of 63 after a battle with cancer. Summer achieved stardom with such singles as “I Feel Love,” “Love to Love You Baby”, “Last Dance”, “Hot Stuff”, and “She Works Hard for the Money”. Sources say that as of recently, Summer was finishing up a new album and attempting to keep the extent of her illness a secret.

Born LaDonna Andrea Gaines in Boston, Summer moved to Germany in the mid-70s. She began collaborating with producer Giorgio Moroder, resulting in such groundbreaking classics as “Love to Love You Baby” and “I Feel Love”, which inspired generations of electronic music to come.

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