Donna Summer died today (17 May) at the age of 63, TMZ.com is reporting.
The singer, who had been treated for cancer, passed away in Flordia. The disco legend, and multiple Grammy winner, was reportedly working on a new album at the time of her death.
Summer, who is closely associated with the rise of disco in the 1970s, was responsible for hits including I Feel Love, She Works Hard For The Money and Hot Stuff and found acclaim with pop audience and dance music pioneers alike.
Elton John was among the artists paying tribute to the singer, calling for greater recognition of the singer's music.
"Her records sound as good today as they ever did," he said in a statement. "That she has never been inducted into the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame is a total disgrace, especially when I see the second-rate talent that has been inducted. She is a great friend to me and to the Elton John Aids Foundation and I will miss her greatly."
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5:23 PM | 17/05/2012
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