Donna Summer, Gay Icon, Dead At 63

The New Civil Rights Movement
May 17, 2012

Donna Summer, the gay icon and Queen of Disco has died at the age of 63, after a battle with cancer, according to a report at TMZ:

We’re told Summer was in Florida at the time of her death. She was 63 years old.

Sources close to Summer tell us … the singer was trying to keep the extent of her illness under wraps. We spoke to someone who was with Summer a couple of weeks ago … who says she didn’t seem too bad.