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Donna Summer

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This Day in History: Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, Dies

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This Day in History: , Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, Dies.
May 17, 2012.
The 63-year-old singer and
songwriter died in Naples, FL,
from non-smoking related lung cancer.
The disco diva rose to fame
in the 1970s, with hits like
"Hot Stuff" and "Last Dance.".
As disco's popularity waned, Summer
wrote songs for several different genres.
Her song, "Starting Over Again," for Dolly Parton
was a number-one country single in 1980.
Her 1983 hit, "She Works Hard
for the Money," became a
pop-rock feminist anthem.
Summer was a five-time
Grammy winner, who's been
sampled by artists from
Beyonce to the Pet Shop Boys.
The mother of three was
buried in Nashville, her
home since the 1990s
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