The queen of disco, gay icon and drag queen inspirer Donna Summer has died at the age of 63, TMZ reports. The five-time Grammy Award winning artist passed away from cancer on Thursday, May 17.
Summer was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the Billboard chart. She also had our No. 1 singles in the United States in a 13-month period. She shot to superstardom in the ’70s with iconic hits like “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls.” She continued her fabulous reign in the ’80s with “She Works Hard for the Money” and “This Time I Know It’s for Real.”
She has been the inspiration for drag queens and divas for more than three decades.