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Donna Summer Dead: Rockers React on Twitter

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Donna Summer had died of cancer, according to reports. The singer passed on Thursday, May 17, at the age of 63.

Summer, known for hits like 'I Feel Love,' 'Last Dance,' 'Hot Stuff' and 'She Works Hard for the Money,' shot to fame in the 1970s and was the winner of five Grammys over the course of her career.

While her family “is at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy,” fans and fellow artists have taken to Twitter to share their condolences. La Roux, Belle and Sebastian and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea are just a handful of the musicians who are remembering the late Queen of Disco.


La Roux (@larouxofficial): This cannot be happening……. Please tell me that I'm dreaming that Donna Summer has died????!!! Please no….



La Roux (@larouxofficial): What a disco legend. “I Feel Love” is going on LOUD right now let's all do the same and remember who made us love and dance



La Roux (@larouxofficial): Close to tears listening to “I Feel Love”. What a woman, most sexual vocal ever recorded.



belle & sebastian (@bellesglasgow): So sad to hear the news about Donna Summer passing away loved to love her baby …



belle & sebastian (@bellesglasgow): I feel love is probably my fave dance record of all time. I'll play it in Austin tonight.



Flea (@flea333): woah! donna summer gone to the great beyond !!! chuck brown then donna summer they're gonna be dancing in heaven!!! i love donna summer RIP



Phantogram (@Phantogram): R.I.P. Donna Summer



Patrick Wolf (@_PATRICK_WOLF): “once upon a time” the album by Donna Summer, a moroder+summer masterpiece. They changed music forever, a legend never dies.



Ladytron (@LadytronMusic): Upon hearing this in 1976, Brian Eno told David Bowie that he had “heard the future”. He had. RIP Donna Summer. :(



florence welch (@flo_tweet): Rip Donna summer.. Xx


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