The family of Donna Summer has issued the following statement following the death of the Queen of Disco this week.
“Early this morning, we lost Donna Summer Sudano, a woman of many gifts, the greatest being her faith. While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy. Words truly can’t express how much we appreciate your prayers and love for our family at this sensitive time.
The Sudano Family
Donna Summer died Thursday May 17 in Florida from lung cancer not related to smoking. The family has confirmed that Donna did not smoke. Her representative Brian Edward said today, “various reports currently surfacing about the cause of Ms. Summer’s death are not accurate. Obviously, numerous factors can be attributed to the cause of cancer in general, but any details regarding the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of Ms. Summer’s case remain between her family and team of doctors.”
Reports indicate that Donna had said she contracted the cancer after breathing in toxic fumes in New York after the September 11 attack in New York in 2001.
Donna Summer died with her family around her. She was 63. She is survived by husband Bruce Sudano, daughters Brooklyn and Amy and four grandchildren.
Watch Donna Summer perform Enough Is Enough with Tina Arena