Disco queen Donna Summer dies at 63
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Disco queen Donna Summer, whose sultry voice and pulsing rhythms on hits like Dance and to Love You Baby defined the 1970s disco canada goose era, died of cancer on Thursday at age 63.
Summer, who won five Grammys and sold more than 130 million records worldwide, died surrounded by her family in Naples, Florida, publicist Brian cheap Canada Goose Edwards said. He declined to specify what type of cancer caused her uk canada goose death.
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Summer had three children and married twice. Her second husband, musician Bruce Sudano, was at her bedside, Edwards said.
The music world swiftly paid tribute to Summer.
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Born LaDonna Gaines in Boston, she made her debut as a church singer at age 10 and began her professional career in canada goose coats on sale Germany at the canada goose factory sale age of 18, performing Canada Goose online in the shows and and Bess and working as a studio session singer.
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didn need a lot of words, so I oohed and aahed my way through it. I was imagining if Marilyn Monroe sang the song, that what she would do, Summer told Billboard.
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In 1983, Summer scored a massive hit with Works Hard for the Money, as she sought to branch out of the disco genre.
Throughout her career, Summer had 32 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including four No. buy canada goose jacket cheap 1s.
Summer recording success declined in the 1990s, after she embraced Christianity and released songs like Believe in Jesus. But her last studio album, in 2008, produced three dance club hits with a Fire, Your Feet and
Reporting by Piya Sinha Roy and Alex Dobuzinskis; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte and Cynthia Osterman.