Yesterday afternoon, news arrived that Donna Summer has died. Aged just 63, the legendary singer lost her battle to lung cancer after ten months.
Celebrity tributes quickly poured in to pay homage to the star. Rihanna tweeted ‘RIP Donna Summer, Queen of Disco!!’ while Mary J Blige described the star as a ‘game changer’ and Donna’s producer Quincy Jones left a message hailing Donna’s voice as ‘the heartbeat and soundtrack of a decade.’ The fact that everyone from Robyn, Adam Lambert, Dolly Parton, Kylie Minogue and Solange Knowles rushed to tweet about the effect Donna Summer had on them proves just how much of an icon she was.
With tunes like ‘I Feel Love’, ‘Hot Stuff’ and 1975’s ‘Love To Love You Baby’ (which we couldn’t get out of our heads after Rachel sang it in 'Friends') it’s no surprise that Ms Summer had 29 UK top 40 singles in her career, won five Grammy Awards and influenced everyone from Madonna to Whitney Houston. WOW.
Having only told her husband and children of her diagnosis, it came as a surprise to the public and fans have been laying flowers on Donna’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star in Los Angeles. So let's pay our own tribute to the Disco Queen by remembering some of her finest outfits in the gallery above and having a sing-a-long to the tunes below...