It’s been a rough year for music fans: just months after Whitney Houston passed on comes the sad news that disco legend Donna Summer has died at the age of 63. The five-time Grammy winner had been battling cancer.
“Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith,” the family said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. “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.”
Brian Edwards, Donna Summer’s rep, suggests that fans send donations to the Salvation Army in her honor rather than flowers.