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Disco Legend Donna Summer Dies


Disco queen Donna Summer died this morning at 63, TMZ reports. Sources say the singer of such classics as "Last Dance" and "Hot Stuff" died in Florida after battling cancer. She had reportedly been trying to keep the severity of her illness quiet, and was hoping to finish her new album. Summer, a five-time Grammy winner, married fellow singer Bruce Sudano in 1980, and the couple had two daughters.

Summer charted 30 #1 hits (singles and albums) on the Billboard Pop/R&B,Disco/Dance, Album charts combined, over a period of 33 years.  In the summer of 1979, she became the first female artist in music history to have two hits in the Billboard Top 3 at the same time (with "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls").  She did it yet again in the fall with a #1 duet with Barbra Streisand and #2 hit Dim All the Lights .

Within minutes of the story of Summer's death breaking Thursday morning, Donna Summer-related topics occupied most of Twitter's top ten trending topics.

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