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Published on May 18, 2012
May 18, 2012 Donna Summer may be best remembered as the Queen of Disco, but she became an enduring artist whose legacy extends to some of today's biggest pop stars. "When you talk about Beyonce, who wants to be known for several things, Donna Summer made that possible," Billboard editor Joe Levy told ABCNews.com. "She was a dance artist and a disco artist, but she also wanted to do rock songs and Broadway-like ballads. She continued to work well beyond her prime and remained relatively active throughout her life. She started as a sensation and became a career artist." Summer was finishing up an album when she lost her battle with lung cancer. Summer died Thursday at age 63 in Florida. Her family released the following statement Thursday: "Early this morning, surrounded by family, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith. While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy. Words truly can't express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time." News of her death shocked the music world. May her soul rest in Peace!!