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Muere Donna Summer a los 63 años

Publicado: Actualizado: 17/05/2012 19:48

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La cantante Donna Summer falleció la mañana de este jueves en Florida después de una batalla contra el cáncer, reportó el sitio TMZ en primicia. La también llamada 'Reina del Disco' tenía 63 años.

Según las fuentes del sitio, Summer estaba intentando mantener en secreto la magnitud de su enfermedad. Reportan que hace apenas dos semanas habían hablado con alguien cercano a la artista, quien les detalló que todo parecía estar bien y que incluso estaba enfocada en terminar un álbum en el que estaba trabajando.

Aunque inicialmente no se había confirmado de manera oficial su triste fallecimiento, tanto sus familiares, como su representante y su management han anunciado ya la confirmación de la lamentable noticia.

Summer, cinco veces ganadora del Grammy (de un total de 17 nominaciones), se convirtió en superestrella de la música disco en los 70s con grandes clásicos como 'Hot Stuff', 'I Feel Love', 'On the Radio', 'Last Dance', 'Bad Girls' y 'She Works Hard For The Money', entre otros.

Nacida el 31 de diciembre de 1948, su verdadero nombre era LaDonna Adrian Gaines. Ha vendido a lo largo de su carrera más de 130 millones de discos.

Después de no grabar material inédito desde 'Christmas Spirit', de 1994, regresó a la escena musical en 2008 con el disco 'Crayons', que sigue siendo hasta la fecha su producción más reciente.

Una de sus últimas apariciones en público fue el pasado primero de octubre de 2011 en Las Vegas, durante el concierto David Foster and Friends en el hotel Mandalay Bay, como podrás ver en la galería de imágenes.

Sin lugar a dudas, una de las estrellas más importantes de la era del disco, Summer ayudó a que ese ritmo, el dance y la música electrónica ingresara al gusto popular y también innegablemente ha influido en la carrera de decenas de artistas, desde Madonna y Michael Jackson, hasta contemporáneos como Beyoncé.

Le sobreviven sus hijas Brooklyn y Amanda, de su matrimonio con Bruce Sudano, un músico con quien se casó en 1980, así como su hija mayor, Mimi, de su primer marido, el actor Helmuth Sommer. Descanse en paz Donna Summer.


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  • David Foster And Friends In Concert

    LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: Singer Donna Summer performs during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 1, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • David Foster And Friends In Concert

    LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: Singer Donna Summer performs during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 1, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • David Foster And Friends In Concert

    LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: Singer Donna Summer performs during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 1, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • David Foster And Friends In Concert

    LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: Singer Donna Summer performs during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 1, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • David Foster And Friends In Concert

    LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: Producer/composer David Foster (L) and singer Donna Summer perform during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 1, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • David Foster And Friends In Concert

    LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: Singer Donna Summer performs during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 1, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • David Foster And Friends In Concert

    LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: Singer Donna Summer performs during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 1, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • David Foster And Friends In Concert

    LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 01: Singer Donna Summer performs during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 1, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • 2011 Winter TCA Tour - Day 5

    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Donna Summer (L) and musician/producer David Foster perform onstage during the 'Great Performances: Hitman Returns - David Foster & Friends' panel at the PBS portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • 2011 Winter TCA Tour - Day 5

    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Donna Summer performs onstage during the 'Great Performances: Hitman Returns - David Foster & Friends' panel at the PBS portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • 2011 Winter TCA Tour - Day 5

    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Donna Summer (L) and musician/producer David Foster perform onstage during the 'Great Performances: Hitman Returns - David Foster & Friends' panel at the PBS portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • 2011 Winter TCA Tour - Day 5

    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Donna Summer performs onstage during the 'Great Performances: Hitman Returns - David Foster & Friends' panel at the PBS portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • 2011 Winter TCA Tour - Day 5

    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Donna Summer (L) and musician/producer David Foster perform onstage during the 'Great Performances: Hitman Returns - David Foster & Friends' panel at the PBS portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • 2011 Winter TCA Tour - Day 5

    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Donna Summer performs onstage during the 'Great Performances: Hitman Returns - David Foster & Friends' panel at the PBS portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • 2011 Winter TCA Tour - Day 5

    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Donna Summer performs onstage during the 'Great Performances: Hitman Returns - David Foster & Friends' panel at the PBS portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • 2011 Winter TCA Tour - Day 5

    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Donna Summer performs onstage during the 'Great Performances: Hitman Returns - David Foster & Friends' panel at the PBS portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • 2011 Winter TCA Tour - Day 5

    PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 09: Singer Donna Summer performs onstage during the 'Great Performances: Hitman Returns - David Foster & Friends' panel at the PBS portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 9, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • David Foster And Friends In Concert

    LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 15: Singer Donna Summer performs during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 15, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • David Foster And Friends In Concert

    LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 15: Singer Donna Summer performs during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 15, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • David Foster And Friends In Concert

    LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 15: Singer Donna Summer performs during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 15, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • David Foster And Friends In Concert

    LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 15: Recording artists Donna Summer (L) and Seal perform during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 15, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • David Foster And Friends In Concert

    LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 15: Singer Donna Summer performs during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 15, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • David Foster And Friends In Concert

    LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 15: Recording artists Donna Summer (L) and Seal perform during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 15, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • David Foster And Friends In Concert

    LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 15: Singer Donna Summer performs during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 15, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • David Foster And Friends In Concert

    LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 15: Singer Donna Summer performs during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 15, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • David Foster And Friends In Concert

    LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 15: Producer/composer David Foster (L) and recording artist Donna Summer perform during the David Foster and Friends concert at the Mandalay Bay Events Center October 15, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • 25th Great Sports Legends Dinner To Benefit The Buoniconti Fund - Dinner

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27: Singer Donna Summer performs during the 25th Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at The Waldorf=Astoria on September 27, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis)

  • 25th Great Sports Legends Dinner To Benefit The Buoniconti Fund - Dinner

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27: Singer Donna Summer performs during the 25th Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at The Waldorf=Astoria on September 27, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis)

  • 25th Great Sports Legends Dinner To Benefit The Buoniconti Fund - Dinner

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27: Singer Donna Summer performs during the 25th Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at The Waldorf=Astoria on September 27, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis)

  • 25th Great Sports Legends Dinner To Benefit The Buoniconti Fund - Dinner

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27: Singer Donna Summer performs during the 25th Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at The Waldorf=Astoria on September 27, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis)

  • 25th Great Sports Legends Dinner To Benefit The Buoniconti Fund - Dinner

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27: Singer Donna Summer performs during the 25th Great Sports Legends Dinner to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at The Waldorf=Astoria on September 27, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis)

  • Louis Vuitton Bond Street Maison - Launch

    LONDON - MAY 25: Donna Summer arrives at the Louis Vuitton Bond Street Maison launch on New Bond Street on May 25, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)

  • US singer Donna Summer performs on stage

    US singer Donna Summer performs on stage during the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo Spektrum, on December 11, 2009. AFP PHOTO / Bjorn Sigurdson, Scanpix NORWAY OUT (Photo credit should read SIGURDSON, BJORN/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Nobel Peace Prize concert

    OSLO, NORWAY - DECEMBER 11: Wyclef Jean, Donna Summer, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jaden Smith and Willow Smith sing on stage during the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Oslo Spektrum on December 11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway. Tonight's Nobel Peace Prize Concert is hosted by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and honours this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner US President Barack Obama. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • Nobel Peace Prize concert

    OSLO, NORWAY - DECEMBER 11: Wyclef Jean, Donna Summer, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jaden Smith and Willow Smith sing on stage during the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Oslo Spektrum on December 11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway. Tonight's Nobel Peace Prize Concert is hosted by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and honours this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner US President Barack Obama. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • Nobel Peace Prize concert

    OSLO, NORWAY - DECEMBER 11: Donna Summer performs at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Oslo Spektrum on December 11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway. Tonight's Nobel Peace Prize Concert is hosted by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and honours this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner US President Barack Obama. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • Nobel Peace Prize concert

    OSLO, NORWAY - DECEMBER 11: Donna Summer performs at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Oslo Spektrum on December 11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway. Tonight's Nobel Peace Prize Concert is hosted by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and honours this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner US President Barack Obama. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • Nobel Peace Prize concert

    OSLO, NORWAY - DECEMBER 11: Donna Summer performs at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Oslo Spektrum on December 11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway. Tonight's Nobel Peace Prize Concert is hosted by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and honours this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner US President Barack Obama. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • Nobel Peace Prize concert

    OSLO, NORWAY - DECEMBER 11: Will Smith and Donna Summer sing on stage at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Oslo Spektrum on December 11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway. Tonight's Nobel Peace Prize Concert is hosted by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and honours this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner US President Barack Obama. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

  • Nobel Peace Prize Concert

    OSLO, NORWAY - DECEMBER 11: Donna Summer performs at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert at Oslo Spektrum on December 11, 2009 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Sandy Young/Getty Images for Nobel Peace Prize)


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