Singer Donna Summer dead at age 63

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Singer Donna Summer died in Florida, aged 63, last night after a battle with lung cancer. It is believed the cancer may have been triggered by toxic dust particles that smothered New York City, where she was based during the attacks on the World Trade Centre.

Summer was staying in an apartment in NYC, close to ground zero and witnessed the cloud of asbestos, lead and mercury that filled the sky after the WTC bombings.

The singer, most famous for her brand of uplifting disco music, celebrated the pop life with hits that included I Feel Love, MacArthur Park, Hot Stuff, Bad Girls, She Works Hard For The Money, the epic duet with Barbra Streisand Enough Is Enough (No More Tears), and possibly her most notorious hit Love To Love You Baby – a song that ran for a mammoth 17 minutes in total.

Donna Summer’s musical legacy lives on as fans continue to pour tributes in through Twitter, Facebook and other online networks.