Thu 17 May 2012
It’s a sad day in music. Legendary disco queen Donna Summer passed away this morning at the age of 63 after a long battle with cancer. The iconic singer exploded onto the scene during the ’70s with such hits as “I Will Survive,” “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff,” “She Works Hard For The Money,” and “Bad Girls.” In later years her classics would be sampled by Nas, Royce Da 5’9″, Tech N9ne, and most famously Beyoncé on her 2003 hit “Naughty Girl.”
The 5-time Grammy Award winner was in Florida at the time of her tragic death. This comes a day after the legendary “Godfather Of Go-Go” Chuck Brown died at the age of 75 after being hospitalized with pneumonia. Among Chuck’s ties to recent rap history, his hit “Bustin’ Loose” was sampled by Nelly for is 2002 chart-topper “Hot In Herre.”
Watch some of Donna’s popular videos after the jump…..