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Disco queen Donna Summer laid to rest in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Family and some of her closest friends helped celebrate the life of Donna Summer at the singer's funeral.

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A private memorial service was held Wednesday for Summer at Christ Presbyterian in Nashville, Tenn., where she had been a resident since 1995.

Summer, deemed the "Queen of Disco" for hits like "I Feel Love," ''Love to Love You Baby" and "Last Dance," died May 17 of lung cancer at 63, in Naples, Fla.

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Producer and close friend David Foster performed "The Prayer" with Natalie Grant. Summer's sisters, Linda Gaines Lotman, Mary Ellen Bernard, Dara Bernard and Jenette Yancey, sang "We've Come This Far by Faith." Other guests included producer Giorgio Moroder and Tony Orlando.

Summer is survived by husband Bruce Sudano; three daughters, Brooklyn, Mimi and Amanda; and four grandchildren.

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May 27, 2012 12:39AM
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Rest in peace Donna Summer... you were amazing & will truly be missed.
May 27, 2012 12:36AM
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OMG!  I just learned of this & am devastated!  I was just funkin' out to "I Feel Love" really loud in my car a week ago in Snottsdale, AZ & everyone was snubbing me like I was nuts, but I didn't care.  I mostly listen to (Electronic) House, Hardbass, etc, & have been wishing for about the past 2 yrs that some DJ in those genres would remix this song, because it truly was about 4 decades before its time.
May 25, 2012 9:12PM
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Looks like we are losing all the good ones,  A whole era of real musicians are leaving us !
May 24, 2012 9:03PM
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So nice to hear about a star dying of natural causes. That is a breath of fresh air. RIP Donna

 

May 24, 2012 7:40PM
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Heaven   has  another  member  in  its  choir.   RIP  Donna
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