Celebs Offer Donna Summer Condolences
By PAIGE FEIGENBAUM
May 17, 2012
The disco ball is dimming its sparkle today. Mere moments after the sad news broke that Donna Summer tragically succumbed to her battle with cancer, her celebrity friends and admirers took to Twitter and released statements to offer their respects to the legendary Queen of Disco.
Mary J. Blige: RIP Donna Summer!!!!!!!!! You were truly a game changer!!!
Ryan Seacrest: I remember sitting in the front seat of my mom's toyota while she sang Donna Summer's "she works hard for the money" songs were just classic
Alyssa Milano: I used to do interpretative dance in my living room to Donna Summer's music when I was a little girl. Rest in peace.
Niecy Nash: RIP Donna Summer #discodiva #sadtweet Whitney. Tina Marie. Vesta. Now Donna Summer. The choir in heaven has a new member. They will be singing up a beautiful storm:)
La Toya Jackson: My condolence to #Donna Summer's family & love ones. She will be terribly missed. She was truly the #Disco Queen!
Billy Ray Cyrus: R I P #Donna Summer LEGEND !!! Your music will live forever.
Gloria Estefan: Few singers have impacted music & the world like Donna Summer! It's the end of an era. Peace & prayers 2 all who loved her. I will miss her!
Holly Robinson Peete: Donna Summer..."The VOICE"... Well Done Diva. #RIPDonna *long tears* #np "Last Dance"... #RIPDonna
Roseanne Barr: RIP donna summer-dead at 63 she works hard for the money was my fave song
Adam Shankman: Sleep sweetly eternally my Amazing Donna Summer! Tonight, after my prayers, I will dance the last dance and think of you. Xoox
Neil Patrick Harris: Donna Summer passed away today. Same day as Jim Henson, 22 years ago.
Melissa Gilbert: this speaks for itself. Rest well, Disco Queen
Brooke Burke-Charvet: @PerezHilton I'm sad, Donna Summer is my all time Fav Bad Girl! Love & prayers 4 her family. See u in 30 min!
Marlee Matlin: So sad to hear of the passing of disco legend Donna Summer. We all danced to her music. Her influence will last forever. RIP
Candace Cameron Bure: Oh no :( RIP Donna RT @peoplemag: Queen of disco Donna Summer has died
Piers Morgan: RIP #DonnaSummer - dined with her a few months ago, and she sang Amazing Grace to guests with stunning power. Great lady, wonderful talent.
Mark Steines: RIP Miss Donna Summer - thoughts and prayers going out to her family and friends
Michelle Williams: Shocked and saddened at the news of Donna Summer passing away! Wow! It's a lot going on! #HEAVYHEART
Chynna Phillips: Ms. Summer, there is never a #LastDance. Heaven's dance party just got better.
Amber Riley: Seriously :( I'll allow the F Bomb on my timeline for this one ;( RT @bombshellpprbag: RIP Donna. Fuck Cancer. #queenofdisco Cancer has taken so many lives this year. Two of my family member and a couple of friends. So grateful for life and love :)
Robin Roberts: Heard about the passing of #DonnaSummer - fond memories of singing and dancing to her music. Blessings to her family.
William Shatner: My heart and thoughts go out to the family of Donna Summer. MBB
Timbaland: this cant be tru. i cant believe this RIP Donna Summer. at a lost 4words
Nigel Lythgoe: One of my favorite singers of all time, Donna Summer, is dead. She defined dance music in the 70's and had a wonderful voice and personality
Jacob Lusk: She Works HARD FOR THE MONEY! We love you Donna Summer....
Russell Simmons: RIP Donna Summer.
Josh Elliott: RIP Donna Summer, dead today at the age of 63.
Eliza Dushku: Farewell Boston's own Donna Summers.
Lacey Schwimmer: Rip Donna summer!
Alan Thicke: I was the first producer to use Donna Summer on TV - we were both starting out. CBS' Bobby Vinton show. Another icon gone.
Solange Knowles: Donna Summer- You have inspired me in so many ways.....
Kevin Frazier: #DonnaSummer according to a report believed her Cancer may have come from breathing in toxins on 9/11
Caroline Manzo: RIP Donna Summer - she was one of the best - sad.
Al Roker: So very sad. Don Cornelius, Whitney Houston, Dick Clark now Donna Summer has died following a battle with cancer. She was 63.
Musiq Soulchild: God Bless the Original "Disco Queen" Donna Summer #RIP
Aretha Franklin: So shocking to hear about the passing of Donna Summer. In the 70s, she reigned over the disco era and kept the disco jumping. Who will forget "Last Dance." A fine performer and a very nice person. She was a delight to the industry. She and Giorgio Moroder made sales and musical history in the 70s.
Chaka Khan: I will miss her very much. My love goes out to her family. I'm here for them. Donna and I had a friendship for over 30 years. She is one of the few black women I could speak German with and she is one of the few friends I had in this business.
Dolly Parton: I can't believe we've lost another wonderful singer. Donna, like Whitney, had one of the greatest voices ever. I loved her records. She was the disco queen, and will remain so. I knew her and found her to be one of the most likable and fun people ever. She will be missed and remembered.
Janet Jackson: We will miss Donna Summer! She changed the world of music with her beautiful voice and incredible talent.
Barbra Streisand: I was shocked to hear about Donna. She was so vital the last time I saw her a few months ago. I loved doing the duet with her. She had an amazing voice and was so talented. .. It's so sad.
Jaleel White: She was one of the best guest-stars we ever had on Family Matters. She will be missed.