Disco queen Donna Summer died this morning at age 63, TMZ reports. Sources say the singer of such classics as “Last Dance” and “Hot Stuff” died in Florida after battling lung cancer, which she reportedly thought she contracted via toxic particles in New York City after the World Trade Center attacks. She had been trying to keep the severity of her illness quiet, and was hoping to finish her new album, sources say.
The AP has a statement from Summer's family, who say they "are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy." Summer, a five-time Grammy winner, married fellow singer Bruce Sudano in 1980, and the couple had two daughters. (Read more Donna Summer stories.)