Donna Summer dies at 63
he undisputed queen of disco, Donna Summer, died this morning in Florida (USA) at the age of 63 years after losing her long and tireless battle against cancer, as reported by the U.S. portal of "celebrities" TMZ.
The family has been in charge of giving the bad news via a statement: "This morning we lost Sudano Donna Summer, a woman with many talents, most of them their faith". The family added: "While we mourn his death, celebrate his extraordinary life in peace and his legacy continued. I can not really express in words how much I appreciate your prayers and your love for our family at this difficult time".
The singer tried at all times to keep out of lights and cameras and their disease process itself, and is currently recording her new album.
LaDonna Adrian Gaines, the real name of which he was responsible for hits from the '70s and '80s, was born on December 31, 1948 in Boston (Massachusetts), was married to the singer and producer Bruce Sudano, had three daughters and four grandchildren.
Winner of five Grammy awards and eleven of his albums have been certified Gold for sales in the U.S.. Throughout his career he sold a whopping amount of over 100 million copies worldwide. A figure that only the greatest singers can get over his musical life. Besides being inspired by great singers like Madonna and Beyonce.
Among his most memorable songs are "Last Dance", "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girls", "She Works Hard for the Money" or "This Time I Know It's For Real". Winner of an Oscar in 1979. Equipped with a powerful soprano voice obutvo the title of "Queen of Disco".
For those who want to delve a little deeper into the discography of Donna Summer here are part of the endless discography of the singer: "Lady of the Night" (1974), "Love to Love You Baby" (1975), "A Love Trilogy" (1976), "Four Seasons Of Love" (1976), "I Remember Yesterday" (1977), "Once Upon a Time" (1977), "Live and More" (1978), "Bad Girls" (1979), "The Wanderer" (1980), "I'm a Rainbow" (1981), "Donna Summer" (1982), "She Works Hard for the Money" (1983), "Cats Without Claws" (1984), "All Systems Go" (1987), "Another Place and Time" (1989), "Mistaken Identity" (1991), "The Donna Summer Anthology" (1993), "Christmas Spirit" and "Endless Summer" (1994), "I'm a rainbow" (1996), "Live & More Encore!" (1999), "The Journey*The very best of Donna Summer" (2004) and "Crayons" (2008).
Not only is she dedicated the song and succeed in the clubs around the world, as Donna Summer participated in the musical "Hair" in its European version, plus the musical "Godspell" and "Show Boat" while the singer was living in Germany. In 1978 she participated as an actress in the musical film "Thank God it's Friday" (Thank God it's Friday) which focused on "Last Dance" was played by Donna becoming another major radio hit and became winner of the Oscar best song in 1979.
She also participated in another program and a series of television and the television series "Family Matters" in which the singer played Aunt Oona, aunt of Steve Urkel character played by actor Jaleel White.
In September 2004, Donna Summer was included in the new Walk of Fame Dance Music in New York.
A tribute to Donna Summer recalling one of his best known songs and is not to "Last Dance" during the day we will have heard on several radio and television. This time it's "Hot Stuff" on an unusual interpretation which also involved an orchestra.
Rest in peace, the Queen of Disco, rest in peace Donna Summer.