Her family confirmed Summers’ death, saying in a statement that they “are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy.”
Donna Summer is best known for hits like, “I Feel Love,” “Last Dance” and “MacArthur Park”. I have to say that I belted out “She Works Hard for the Money” many times during impromptu karaoke sessions.
A former prescription drug addict, Donna Summer struggled with depression and anxiety while performing hit after hit in the 70’s. After a nervous breakdown in 1979, Summers became a born-again Christian and refused to sing many of her songs, including “Love to Love You Baby.”
Summer leaves behind her husband, Bruce Sudano, and three daughters. 63….still gone too soon.