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Disco queen Donna Summer dead at 63

Boston Herald (blog) - Disco queen and Dorchester native Donna Summer lost her battle with cancer this morning. The original “Bad Girl” was 63.

Details are scarce now, but according to reports, she was in Florida at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband and three daughters.

Summer was born Dec. 31, 1948, in Dorchester and sang in local churches before becoming disco’s biggest star. She was a five-time Grammy winner who ruled the late ‘70s with such blockbuster hits as “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff,” “MacArthur Park” and “Bad Girls.”  Read more.


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