Donna Summer Passed Away at 63

5.17.2012

By Out.com Editors

The Queen of Disco is dead, long live Donna Summer!

While so many people have maligned disco with its gay and black ways. But we don't know anyone who could hate on Donna Summer. The Queen of Disco passed away today at the age of 63 from complications with cancer. 

We don't thik we're wrong to say she essentially created the genre with her 1975 hit song “Love to Love You."

As the Times reminds us: "LaDonna Adrian Gaines was born on Dec. 31, 1948, and raised in the Boston area. She learned to sing in church in a gospel choir and as a teenager performed in a short-lived psychedelic rock group called the Crow. After high school, she moved to New York and soon landed a role in a German production of 'Hair.' ”

But we'll always remember her for her iconic songs and her unquenchable cheer and the good times she brought us. Check out the video below. And to prove that the next generation still respects her, check out Manila Luzon doing a lip-synch to "MacArthur Park."

 

Also, we decided you should not miss Manila Luzon's lip sync of "MacArthur Park"

 

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