Donna Summer, Queen of Disco

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In this Oct. 21, 1977 file photo, Donna Summer, 27, arrives at Heathrow Airport from Paris.
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In this Dec. 11, 1977 file photo,Donna Summer holds her award at the Billboard Number 1 Music Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.
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In this Jan. 12, 1979 file photo, singer Donna Summer poses with three awards she won at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Calif.
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In this Aug. 11, 1979 file photo, singer Donna Summer swings the skirt of her leopard-print dress during her concert at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, Calif.
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In this Nov. 2, 1979 file photo, Gerald and Betty Ford, left, Donna Summer, right, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center board chairman Steve Broidy at a reception prior to gala disco party benefit in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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In this Jan. 18, 1980 file photo, Donna Summer poses with her award at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Calif.
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In this May 21, 2008 file photo, Donna Summer performs during the finale of "American Idol" at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.
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In this Dec. 11, 2009 file photo, Donna Summer performed at the conclusion of the Nobel Peace concert in Oslo, Norway.
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In this June 16, 2004 file photo, Donna Summer appears at a event in London.

Description

Disco queen Donna Summer, whose pulsing anthems such as "Last Dance," ''Love to Love You Baby" and "Bad Girl" became the soundtrack for a glittery age of sex, drugs, dance and flashy clothes, has died. She was 63.

Photos by the Associated Press

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