R.I.P. Donna Summer

TMZ, the definitive source for celebrity deaths, is reporting that Donna Summer, the “Queen of Disco,” has died from breast lung cancer. She was 63.

Sources close to Summer tell us … the singer was trying to keep the extent of her illness under wraps. We spoke to someone who was with Summer a couple of weeks ago … who says she didn’t seem too bad. In fact, we’re told she was focused on trying to finish up an album she had been working on…We’re told Summer was in Florida at the time of her death.

Summer was the subject of controversy back in the 80s when she condemned homosexuality after becoming a born-again Christian. She was quoted at the time as saying that AIDS was “God’s retribution” for the “sinful lifestyle” gay people — who played a big part in propelling her to fame — led. She later apologized for those remarks and performed at numerous benefits for gay and lesbian causes.

Here’s her video for “She Works Hard For The Money”…

And “Last Dance”…

Oh, and one more, “On the Radio”…

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