The popular disco singer, Donna Summer, died this morning due to complications from breast cancer. As preliminarily reported by the TMZ website, Summers had tried to keep her condition a secret.
“This morning, we lost Donna Summer, a woman with many talents,” Summer’s family said today in a released media statement.
During her lifetime, Summer was a winner of five Grammy Awards and won popularity for songs like “Hot Stuff”, “Love to Love You Baby”, and “I Feel Love”. Her last album was entitled “Crayons”, and was released for sale in 2008, the same year she toured the world.
“While we mourn her death, we celebrate her extraordinary life in peace and have her legacy continued. Words cannot really express how much I appreciate your prayers and your love for our family at this difficult time,” added Summer’s family. At the time of her death, the 63-year-old singer, whose real name is LaDonna Adrian Gaines, was in Florida, struggling to finish a new album that would put her back in the spotlight.