The Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon has tweeted:
Nothing lasts forever, but the disco beat will go on.
RIP #DonnaSummer - dined with her a few months ago, and she sang Amazing Grace to guests with stunning power. Great lady, wonderful talent.
Singer Donna Summer is believed to have died this morning. She had been battling with cancer.
According to the website TMZ she was in Florida at the time of her death.
Summer was shot to superstardom in the '70s with iconic hits like "Last Dance," "Hot Stuff" and "Bad Girls."
In the '80s her hits included "She Works Hard for the Money" and "This Time I Know It's for Real."
– The Sudano Family
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.
Donna Summer died this morning, her publicist has said in a statement.
Donna Summer was a 5-time Grammy winner who shot to superstardom in the '70s with iconic hits like "Last Dance," "Hot Stuff" and "This Time I Know It's For Real."
The singer died today after losing her battle with cancer
The singer Donna Summer has died aged 63, according to NBC News.