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Celebrity Fans React to Donna Summer's Death

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Disco superstar Donna Summer passed away this morning -- leaving behind a legacy of hits and a legion of celebrity fans.

The "Queen of Disco" died at the age of 63, after a battle with lung cancer.

Almost immediately after news broke, her fans took to Twitter to remember the star and offer their condolences.

Gloria Estefan @GloriaEstefan
Few singers have impacted music & the world like Donna Summer! It's the end of an era. Peace & prayers 2 all who loved her. I will miss her!

La Toya Jackson ‏@latoyajackson
My condolence to #Donna Summer's family & love ones. She will be terribly missed. She was truly the #Disco Queen!

Ryan Seacrest
‏@RyanSeacrest
I remember sitting in the front seat of my mom's toyota while she sang Donna Summer's "she works hard for the money" songs were just classic

Bravo
@Bravotv
Here's to your "Last Dance" Donna Summer. #RIP #DiscoQueen

Niecy Nash @NiecyNash
RIP Donna Summer #discodiva #sadtweet
Whitney. Tina Marie. Vesta. Now Donna Summer. The choir in heaven has a new member. They will be singing up a beautiful storm:)

Kelly Osbourne @MissKellyO
The queen of disco may have passed on but Donna Summer's legacy will live on forever! Tonight my last dance is in honor of you!

Morgan Fairchild ‏@morgfair
Donna Summer has died at 63 from cancer.Such a lovely woman & terrific talent whose music touched us all! Prayers for her & her family RIP.

Duran Duran
@duranduran
So sad to hear about the passing of Donna Summer. Our condolences.

Melody Thornton @MelodyThornton
Whoa! My heart just stopped! We love you Donna RIP Donna Summer :(

Katharine McPhee @katharinemchpee
RIP Donna Summer...hope you're dancing up there.

Amber Riley @MsAmberRipey
Omg :(

William Shatner @WilliamShatner
My heart and thoughts go out to the family of Donna Summer.

RuPaul's Drag Race @RuPaulsDragRace
Donna Summer, your last dance with remain in our hearts forever.

Yvette Nicole Brown ‏@yvettenbrown
No words. #heartbroken.

David Boreanaz ‏@David_Boreanaz
R.I.P. Donna Summer. A mezzo-soprano range of a soul and artist.

Daisy Fuentes ‏
@DaisyFuentes
I will always love Donna Summer. So many wonderful memories. Such an amazing voice. A lovely lady. RIP Disco Queen.

Tom Morello
‏@tmorello
Rip Donna Summer. Thanks for the all time great disco jams.

Nigel Lythgoe ‏@dizzyfeet
One of my favorite singers of all time, Donna Summer, is dead. She defined dance music in the 70's and had a wonderful voice and personality

Lou Diamond Phillips ‏@LouDPhillips
RIP Donna Summer. So many memories from my adolescence I can't even begin to recount. Thanks for the joy & exuberance of dancing.

Timbaland
‏@Timbaland
this cant be tru. i cant believe this RIP Donna Summer. at a lost 4words

Questo of The Roots ‏@questlove
Donna Summer. Man I can't believe this--- like "My Baby Understands" was on my workout playlist this morning! This MORNING! God...I just...

Elise Neal @TheRealNealE
"Dim all the Lights" Disco LEGEND Donna Summer has died of cancer , your songs were a movement to my dancing years!!

Holly Robinson Peete @hollypeete
Donna Summer..."The VOICE"... Well Done Diva. #RIPDonna *long tears*

Boyz II Men @BoyzIIMen
It's unfortunate that we have to say goodbye to another amazing talent. Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, our condolences to her family!

Morgan Fairchild @morgfair
Donna Summer has died at 63 from cancer.Such a lovely woman & terrific talent whose music touched us all! Prayers for her & her family RIP.

Mario Lopez @MarioLopezExtra
R.I.P Donna Summer...I remember roller skating to hits like "Last Dance" "Hot Stuff" & "Bad Girls." Synonymous with the 70's.. #QueenOfDisco

Nick van de Wall (Afrojack) @djafrojack
Rest in peace Donna Summer

Caroline Manzo ‏@CarolineManzo
RIP Donna Summer - she was one of the best - sad.

Billy Ray Cyrus ‏@billyraycyrus
R I P #Donna Summer LEGEND !!! Your music will live forever.

Nina Garcia ‏@ninagarcia
"I don't care if I'm beautiful; I don't care what I am on the outside. It isn't about the outside." RIP Donna Summer

Clinton Sparks ‏@ClintonSparks
Donna Summer??? No Way!!!

Flea ‏@flea333
woah! donna summer gone to the great beyond !!! chuck brown then donna summer they're gonna be dancing in heaven!!! i love donna summer RIP

Dolly Parton

I can't believe we've lost another wonderful singer. Donna, like Whitney, had one of the greatest voices ever. I loved her records. She was the disco queen, and will remain so. I knew her and found her to be one of the most likable and fun people ever. She will be missed and remembered.

Tommy Davidson, who toured with Donna Summer early in his career, also tells toofab:

Donna Summer used disco to bring the most unlikely people together -- blacks, whites & everyone in between. Donna was a role model, the consummate professional. Her guidance and inspiration will forever help me reach new heights as a performer. I cherish the days I toured with her. Love to love you, baby...truly. RIP.

Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran

I just heard the very sad news that Donna Summer has passed away. For me, there is no doubt that her song ‘I Feel Love’ had a dramatic effect on modern music. It was certainly a key influence on my work with Duran Duran. Together with producer Giorgio Moroder, Donna pioneered the use of electronic sequencers in dance music. Today that sound that seems so familiar, but in 1977, it was a brave new frontier. It’s extremely rare that you hear one song that completely changes the way you perceive music. “I Feel Love” achieved that.

The Recording Academy
 
Five-time GRAMMY winner Donna Summer had a dynamic voice and unique musical style that helped define the dance music genre in the ‘70s. She also was an artist who crossed many musical genres, as evidenced by her GRAMMY wins in the R&B, rock, inspirational and dance categories. Her talent was a true gift to the music industry, and our thoughts and sympathies are with her family, friends and fans throughout the world during this difficult time.

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