remembering-donna
donna-summer

She was the glamorous, sexy, envelope-pushing Queen of Disco, an artist whose hits — including "Last Dance," "Love to Love You Baby," "MacArthur Park," and "Bad Girls" — became anthems for a generation and staples of the dance floor. Here, in the wake of her May 17 passing from cancer at age 63, ESSENCE.com remembers the legendary Donna Summer, and invites you to share your own favorite memories.

74297698--donna-summer-125

Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco, Dies at 63

The legendary disco singer has died after a battle with cancer.

read more...
donna-summer-8-125x125-1

Donna Summer: Life in Pictures

A look back at Summer's legendary career and a celebration all of her many achievements.

read more...
donna-126

Relive Donna Summer's Greatest Hits

A tribute to the disco legend's hottest tracks.

read more...
donna-summer-125x125-1

Celebrities React to Donna Summer's Passing

Stars take to Twitter to express their sadness for Summer's unfortunate death.

read more...
donna-summer-flower-child-125

Fashion Flashback: Donna Summer

The disco diva has passed but her glamorous style will live on forever.

read more...
donna-aretha-chaka-125

Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan Remember Donna Summer

The two divas pay their last respects to the Queen of Disco.

read more...
donna-129

ESSENCE Readers Pay Tribute

Readers share their fondest memories of Donna Summer.

read more...
advertisement