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Donna Summer Dead
TMZ ^ | 5/17/12

Posted on 05/17/2012 8:57:18 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks

Donna Summer -- the Queen of Disco -- died this morning after a battle with cancer ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Summer was in Florida at the time of her death. She was 63 years old.

Sources close to Summer tell us ... the singer was trying to keep the extent of her illness under wraps. We spoke to someone who was with Summer a couple of weeks ago ... who says she didn't seem too bad.

In fact, we're told she was focused on trying to finish up an album she had been working on.

Summer was a 5-time Grammy winner who shot to superstardom in the '70s with iconic hits like "Last Dance," "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls."


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: celebrity; donna; donnasummer; singer; summer
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1 posted on 05/17/2012 8:57:25 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

A sad day. No longer will she have to Work hard for the money.


2 posted on 05/17/2012 8:59:34 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: commish

Oh terriable too many memories gone. RIP


3 posted on 05/17/2012 9:01:02 AM PDT by angcat (GO YANKS!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
So much for: "I will survive". Disco makes me violently ill.
4 posted on 05/17/2012 9:01:46 AM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Clint N. Suhks

So sad.


5 posted on 05/17/2012 9:02:38 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
My favorite Donna Summer song was On the Radio

I understood that she had become a "born-again chrstian" at some point. Unfortunately, I also read that she was supporting "gay rights." Does not compute.

At any rate, we've lost another icon of the 1970's--the absolute pinnacle of human civilization.

6 posted on 05/17/2012 9:03:23 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

sad day.

makes you feel old, doesn’t it?

His judgment cometh and that right soon


7 posted on 05/17/2012 9:03:33 AM PDT by beebuster2000
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Holy crap, I didn’t even know she was sick.


8 posted on 05/17/2012 9:04:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: beebuster2000

I’m sick and tired of our contemporaries dying.


9 posted on 05/17/2012 9:05:59 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Zionist Conspirator

I thought the gays were upset with her because she had said homosexuality was wrong.


10 posted on 05/17/2012 9:05:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 98ZJ USMC

Gloria Gaynor is still alive.


11 posted on 05/17/2012 9:06:37 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: dfwgator

I remember Rollar skating to Bad girl in late 1970s


12 posted on 05/17/2012 9:07:19 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Oh no! I loved her. She sang some very risque songs, but she became a Christian and wouldn’t perform her hits for many years. That was when she became more serious as a musician. I saw her in Reno a couple of years ago and it was a good show.


13 posted on 05/17/2012 9:07:59 AM PDT by webheart
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Gloria Gaynor is still alive.

Yes, but Andrea True is dead.

14 posted on 05/17/2012 9:08:17 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Except for KC, I hated disco at the time. But I love it now. Thanks Donna!


15 posted on 05/17/2012 9:08:17 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (hViva Christo Rey!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Sad to hear this - I was not a Disco fan, but I liked her music. Rest in Peace!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

16 posted on 05/17/2012 9:09:11 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: dfwgator

Flashback to my part time job in college working in a disco as a bouncer/bartender starting to make me feel real mortal.


17 posted on 05/17/2012 9:10:57 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Perdogg

FYI. Of interest.


18 posted on 05/17/2012 9:10:57 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: 98ZJ USMC
So much for: "I will survive". Disco makes me violently ill.

Gloria Gaynor sang this song - not Donna.

19 posted on 05/17/2012 9:12:11 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Clint N. Suhks
I’m sick and tired of our contemporaries dying.

Yeah. They should stop.

20 posted on 05/17/2012 9:12:31 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

She had much more impact than Whitney Houston.


21 posted on 05/17/2012 9:14:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Clint N. Suhks

RIP Ms Summers. Not a great fan of disco, but I did enjoy your songs. Feeling older by the day. :(


22 posted on 05/17/2012 9:15:34 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Add her to the long list of great black performers who died way before their time, whether as a result of their own recklessness or natural causes.


23 posted on 05/17/2012 9:18:32 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

24 posted on 05/17/2012 9:20:14 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: Clint N. Suhks

That is sad
One thing I remember is you never heard scandal about her
she just did her craft and stayed out of the news


25 posted on 05/17/2012 9:20:33 AM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: dfwgator
She had much more impact than Whitney Houston.

Couldn't come close to her voice-wise.

26 posted on 05/17/2012 9:21:13 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Clint N. Suhks
At least it was not a drug overdose which seems to be the typical celeb end.
She was disco with class, I still love her music.
Thank you for the memories Donna. R.I.P.

27 posted on 05/17/2012 9:26:10 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

LOL!!!!


28 posted on 05/17/2012 9:35:01 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: RWGinger

Exactly. Not one single scandal about her.

She starred in the the African-American version of “Saturday Night Fever”, which was “Thank God It’s Friday”, in 1978.

Very good movie...


29 posted on 05/17/2012 9:36:56 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

“She starred in the the African-American version of “Saturday Night Fever”, which was “Thank God It’s Friday”, in 1978.”

Jeff Goldblum was a hoot in that movie.


30 posted on 05/17/2012 9:56:34 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: commish

Heard it on the radio.

RIP.


31 posted on 05/17/2012 10:09:16 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Daveinyork
“She starred in the the African-American version of “Saturday Night Fever”, which was “Thank God It’s Friday”, in 1978.” Jeff Goldblum was a hoot in that movie.

Jeff Goldblum is African-American? Who Knew?

32 posted on 05/17/2012 10:10:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

It really wasn’t an African American version. It was a movie that was set in a disco one night, and was about the experiences of several characters in the course of the evening. Goldblum played the club’s owner.


33 posted on 05/17/2012 10:17:46 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Daveinyork

I mean it wasn’t like “The Wiz”


34 posted on 05/17/2012 10:19:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Clint N. Suhks

....world record for longest note held by a female singer in a hit Pop song, which is held by Donna Summer in “Dim All The Lights”.


35 posted on 05/17/2012 10:19:54 AM PDT by clbiel (Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being decapitated)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

What a sad week for disco.....First Tony Menaro likes boys and Donna Summer passes away....RIP....Will always love her music and keep her albums....


36 posted on 05/17/2012 10:22:16 AM PDT by geege
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To: geege

Who is Tony Menaro??


37 posted on 05/17/2012 10:31:37 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

John Travolta


38 posted on 05/17/2012 10:33:06 AM PDT by geege
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Al Pacino, Al Pacino, Al Pacino!

Up your nose with Rubah Hoses!


39 posted on 05/17/2012 10:33:47 AM PDT by Wright Wing
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To: Wright Wing

What?...........Where?..........


40 posted on 05/17/2012 10:35:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

“I mean it wasn’t like “The Wiz””

Don’t know. I never saw “the Wiz.”


41 posted on 05/17/2012 10:50:20 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Clint N. Suhks

There was a lot of terrible disco made back in the ‘70s, but Donna Summer was one of the few good acts in that genre. RIP.

And as bad as it was, at least it was made with real musicians playing actual instruments unlike most dance music of today.


42 posted on 05/17/2012 11:13:23 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (We apologise for the fault in this tagline. Those responsible have been sacked.)
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To: geege; Wright Wing; dfwgator

Tony Menaro = John Travolta

Tony Montana = Al Pacino


43 posted on 05/17/2012 11:13:37 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Terrible Disco????? Well I didn’t think so but here are some classic’s that we loved back then.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc52mLG6zwY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09L8CNWc69A&list=PL73CE3B320BC33B2B&index=84&feature=plpp_video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46OY3zZ17Ng&list=PL73CE3B320BC33B2B&index=73&feature=plpp_video


44 posted on 05/17/2012 11:34:58 AM PDT by geege
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To: 98ZJ USMC

“Disco makes me violently ill.”

I used to feel that way, but the (rap) crap that’s out now makes me see how relatively innocent it was. It’s not “Your Hit Parade” level of innocence, but nothing compared to the absolutely mindless stuff of today.


45 posted on 05/17/2012 11:42:49 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chlawa5Xkac

Check the one minute mark for the reference. ;)


46 posted on 05/17/2012 11:45:31 AM PDT by Wright Wing
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

In “Saturday Night Fever”, Tony Menaro is in front of a mirror going “Al Pacino” then chanting “Attica....Attica...Attica”, like Pacino’s gay character in “Dog Day Afternoon”......Maybe John was trying to tell us something back then.


47 posted on 05/17/2012 11:50:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Wright Wing; dfwgator

Thanks for clearing that up!

(I had forgotten about that scene — Travolta was so cute and slender back then!)


48 posted on 05/17/2012 11:53:30 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Zionist Conspirator

About twenty minutes ago Rush mentioned her passing. He relayed the time he met Gloria and her husband on a plane when she came up to Rush and introduced herself and then proceeded to tell him they were one of us, conservatives......


49 posted on 05/17/2012 11:59:35 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: Hot Tabasco

who on the plane — Gloria Gaynor or Donna Summer?


50 posted on 05/17/2012 12:04:10 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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