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Celebrities React to Donna Summer Death

By Michael Lewittes

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Celebrities are taking to Twitter to mourn the loss of Donna Summer, who passed away at age 63 on Thursday.

Here are some of the thoughts stars are sharing about the disco queen and her legacy:

Ellen DeGeneres: “I’m so sad about the news that Donna Summer died this morning. I was a big fan. I even used one of her songs in my show that airs today.”

Ryan Seacrest: “I remember sitting in the front seat of my mom’s toyota while she sang Donna Summer’s ‘she works hard for the money’ songs were just classic.”

Mary J. Blige: “RIP Donna Summers!!!!!!!!! You were truly a game changer!!!”

Dolly Parton: I can’t believe we’ve lost another wonderful singer. Donna, like Whitney, had one of the greatest voices ever.”

Katharine McPhee: “RIP Donna Summer…hope you’re dancing up there.”

Mario Lopez: “R.I.P Donna Summer…I remember roller skating to hits like ‘Last Dance’ ‘Hot Stuff’ & ‘Bad Girls.’ Synonymous with the 70′s.. #QueenOfDisco.”

Alyssa Milano: “I used to do interpretative dance in my living room to Donna Summer’s music when I was a little girl. Rest in peace.”

Timbaland: “This cant be tru. i cant believe this RIP Donna Summer. at a lost 4words.”

Questlove: “Donna Summer. Man I can’t believe this— like ‘My Baby Understands’ was on my workout playlist this morning! This MORNING! God…I just…”

Billy Ray Cyrus: “R I P #Donna Summer LEGEND !!! Your music will live forever.”

William Shatner: “My heart and thoughts go out to the family of Donna Summer. MBB”

La Toya Jackson: “My condolences to #Donna Summer’s family & love ones. She will be terribly missed. She was truly the #Disco Queen!”

Duran Duran: “So sad to hear about the passing of Donna Summer. Our condolences.”

Carson Daly: “We lost the Queen of Disco today, Donna Summer, 63- another victim of that bastard, cancer. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.”

Russell Simmons: “RIP Donna Summer.”

Niecy Nash: “RIP Donna Summer #discodiva #sadtweet
Whitney. Tina Marie. Vesta. Now Donna Summer. The choir in heaven has a new member. They will be singing up a beautiful storm:)”

David Boreanaz: “R.I.P. Donna Summer. A mezzo-soprano range of a soul and artist.”

Teddy Geiger: “LAST DANCE.”

Kirstie Alley: “WUT??? no no no no…”

Piers Morgan: “RIP #DonnaSummer – dined with her a few months ago, and she sang Amazing Grace to guests with stunning power. Great lady, wonderful talent.”

Marlee Matlin: “So sad to hear of the passing of disco legend Donna Summer. We all danced to her music. Her influence will last forever. RIP.”

Bethenny Frankel: “So sad about Donna Summer passing away. Her music was such a big part of my life & memories. I wasn’t ready for her ‘last dance.’”

Aretha Franklin: “So shocking to hear about the passing of Donna Summer. In the 70s, she reigned over the disco era and kept the disco jumping. Who will forget ‘Last Dance.’ A fine performer and a very nice person.”

Barbara Streisand: “I was shocked to hear about Donna. She was so vital the last time I saw her a few months ago. I loved doing the duet with her. She had an amazing voice and was so talented. It’s so sad.”

Janet Jackson: “We will miss Donna Summer! She changed the world of music with her beautiful voice and incredible talent.”

Nicki Minaj: “Wow, another legend gone. Rest in peace to the beautiful disco queen Donna Summer.”

Chaka Khan: “Donna and I had a friendship for over 30 years. She is one of the few black women I could speak German with and she is one of the few friends I had in this business.”

Gossip Cop will update as more celebrities react the the sad news.

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