Producer Giorgio Moroder and Summer created the hit I Feel Love in 1977.
DJ Dave Pearce called it "a timeless classic" which became "the blueprint for house music and electronic dance music"
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Jake Shears from the Scissor Sisters has paid tribute to the singer who died aged 63.
Donna Summer's publicist Brian Edwards says the singer died of cancer in Naples in Florida.
Donna Summer's publicist Brian Edwards has said the family want donations to be made in her honour to the Salvation Army in lieu of flowers.
Record producer Pete Waterman, who worked with Summer in the 1980s, said his abiding memory was of "a lovely person."
The singer teamed up with Stock Aitken Waterman in the late 1980s.
Summer was born Donna Gaines in Boston, US and learned to sing in church before fronting a series of bands and appearing in musicals.
Working as a session singer brought her into contact with producers Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte and together they made her one of the biggest acts of the 1970s.
The extended 16-minute version of Love To Love You Baby was a huge hit in the clubs, but was banned from several radio stations because of her suggestive vocal style.