The singer is understood to have died this morning after a battle with cancer.
According to a number of reports, classic disco singer Donna Summer is understood to have died this morning after a battle with cancer.
The five-time Grammy winner, known as the queen of disco, was responsible for hit tracks like Hot Stuff, She Works Hard For The Money and Love to Love You Baby, which was sampled by Beyonce on ‘Naughty Girl’.
People have been paying their respecst on twitter:
Nicki Minaj tweeted: Wow, another legend gone. Rest in peace to the beautiful disco queen Donna Summer.
Armin van Buuren said: “RIP Donna Summer Queen of Disco. You were a great inspiration. Still so young…”
Timbaland said: “this cant be tru… I cant believe this RIP Donna Summer. at a lost 4words”
A-Track: “Damnnn, Donna Summer too? Wow, RIP. Our culture is so indebted to her.”
Katy B: “R.I.P Donna Summer the original Dance Diva!!! Big inspiration for me, she will be sorely missed!”