TMZ is reporting that Donna Summer, the ‘Queen of Disco,’ died today of cancer. She was 63.
Summer is perhaps best known for her mid-70s tracks “Love to Love You Baby,” produced by Giorgio Moroder which hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1976, and “I Feel Love,” which went to No. 6. She had three No. 1 hits on the Hot 100 in the late 1970s with “Hot Stuff,” “MacArthur Park” and “Bad Girls.” She won 5 Grammy Awards throughout her career.
Other well-known Summer classics include “Last Dance” and “She Works Hard for the Money.”
Her work with Moroder, an Italian producer, is considered a forerunner to electronic dance music.
According to the report she was in Florida at the time. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, and four grandchildren.