Donna Summer Dead: Queen Of Disco Dies At 63

Donna Summer Logo

Donna Summer Logo

Donna Summer died on the morning of May 17, 2012, at her home in Naples, Florida at the age of 63. She had been diagnosed with lung cancer, but not related to smoking, reportedly being a non-smoker. Summer is survived by her husband Bruce Sudano, their daughters Brooklyn and Amanda, as well as her daughter Mimi from a previous marriage.
Donna Summer’s funeral will be a private one for family and close friends. Publicist Brian Edwards said in a statement Friday that Summer’s family is overwhelmed and appreciates the outreach from fans and friends, but that her funeral services will remain private.
Summer was dubbed The Queen of Disco after having a string of hits during the Disco craze. Long after Disco died, Summer continued to record music and had several more Pop hits.
Summer recorded 17 studio albums from 1974 through 2008 with the release of “Crayons” on Burgundy Records. Had 14 Top 10 Billboard Pop Hits, and 30 Top 10 Hits on Billboard’s Dance chart from 1975 through 2010 with the final release of “To Paris With Love” on Chalkboard Records. Sixteen of them hit No. 1.
When news of Summer’s death spread in the media and social sites, radio stations throughout the states jammed the airwaves with Donna Summer biggest hits. Sadly half of her albums are no longer in print and are off the market. The best release to buy is the double CD greatest hits set “The Journey: The Very Best of Donna Summer,” which was released in 2003. It has most of Summer’s biggest hits.
The 2012 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to Donna Summer during the ceremony with singer Natasha Bedingfield singing the Academy Award winning song “Last Dance” from 1978. Bedingfield honored Summer, by calling her “a remarkable woman who brought so much light, and who inspired many women, including myself through her music. And if we can remember her through her music, this will never really be the last dance.”
Message From Donna Summer's Family

Message From Donna Summer’s Family

Your Donna Summer Play list should include These Hits:
“Love to Love You Baby” (1975 – No. 2 Pop Hit)
“I Feel Love” (1977 – No. 6 Pop Hit)
“Last Dance” (1978 – No. 3 Pop Hit)
“MacArthur Park” (1978 – No. 1 Pop Hit)
“Heaven Knows” (1979 – No. 4 Pop Hit)
“Hot Stuff” (1979 – No. 1 Pop Hit)
“Bad Girls” (1979 – No. 1 Pop Hit)
“Dim All the Lights” (1979 – No. 2 Pop Hit)
“No More Tears Enough Is Enough” (ft, Barbra Streisand) (1979 – No. 1 Pop Hit) 

Donna Summer 70's

Donna Summer 70’s

“On the Radio” (1980 – No. 5 Pop Hit)
“The Wanderer” (1980 – No. 3 Pop Hit)
“Love Is in Control” (1982 – No. 10 Pop Hit)
“She Works Hard for the Money”
           (1983 – No. 7 Pop Hit)
“This Time I Know It’s for Real”
           (1989 – No. 2 Pop Hit)
“When Love Cries” (1991 – No. 18 R&B Hit)
“I Will Go with You (Con te partirò)”
           (1999 – No. 1 Dance Hit)  
“I Got Your Love” (2005 – No. 4 Dance Hit)
“Stamp Your Feet” (2008 – No. 1 Dance Hit)
“To Paris with Love” (2010 – No. 1 Dance Hit)




  1. I cannot believe Donna Summer’s has died she’ll be so missed a real great talent

  2. salutations from over the world. interesting article I must return for more.

  3. This publication has inspired me to start writing on my own blog

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