Legendary disco diva Donna Summer has sadly passed away early this morning at the age of 63 after a fight with cancer.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Singer Donna Summer, whose songs defined the music of the Disco 70-s has died after a battle with cancer, according to her family.
There were few details available. Her family released a statement after her death was reported.
“Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith,” said the statement released by the family’s publicist.
“While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy. Words truly can’t express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time.”
TMZ.com, which first reported news of her death, said that she died in Florida. Summer has a beach house near Venice, Florida, which is south of Sarasota. TMZ is also claiming its sources report Summer had lung cancer which she believed was caused by exposure to toxic particles in New York after 9/11.
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