Grammy-winning disco legend Donna Summer died Thursday after a battle with cancer, aged 63, her family said in a statement.
The singer, who shot to fame in the 1970s with hits including “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls,” before songs like “She Works Hard for the Money” in the 1980s, died in Florida, the TMZ celebrity news website said.
“Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith,” said the family statement.
“While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy. Words truly can’t express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time.”
[Grammy-winning disco legend Donna Summer, pictured in 2009, died Thursday after a battle with cancer, aged 63, her family said in a statement. AFP Photo/Marc Mueller]
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