Donna Summer, who was somehow stuck with the title “Queen of Disco” even though she both preceded and long survived the genre, has passed away at the age of 63 after a long battle with cancer.
"Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith," her family said in a 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."
She had hits with songs like “Bad Girls" and "Last Dance," but by the time 1979’s "Hot Stuff" rolled around she was already leaving disco behind. One of her biggest hits, "She Works Hard For The Money," came in the 1980s.