Diva of the dancefloor Donna Summer has passed away at age 63, after losing a tough battle against cancer.
Affectionately referred to as the 'Queen of Disco' Summer was a five-time Grammy Award winner.
Her career peaked through the 70s and 80s with a string of huge hits including "Last Dance", "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girls", "Love to Love You Baby" and "She Works Hard For Her Money."
Summer was the first female artist to ever achieve four #1 singles in a 13-month period.
Former publicist Michael Levine told CBSNews.com Summer was a force to be reckoned with.
"She had more energy in her early '50s than most artists have in their '20s," he said.
Elton John said her music would live on forever.
"Her records sound as good today as they ever did. That she has never been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a total disgrace especially when I see the second-rate talent that has been inducted," he said.
"She is a great friend to me and to the Elton John AIDS Foundation and I will miss her greatly."
A statement from Summer's family described her as "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," the statement, released by Universal Music, reads.
"Words truly can't express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time."
Summer's music will certainly live on forever... Take a look at one of her biggest smashes - "She Works Hard For The Money"
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