Celebrities React to Donna Summer Death
12:37 pm, May 17th, 2012
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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