Tom Morello, Flea, La Roux, Quincy Jones, Sheila E also show their respects to the disco legend
A host of stars from the music world have paid tribute on Twitter to legendary disco artist Donna Summer, whose death was announced earlier today.
The singer, who is famous for hit singles including ‘I Feel Love’, ‘Love To Love You Baby’ and ‘Hot Stuff’, died this morning (May 17) in Florida after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Kylie Minogue, Moby, Belle & Sebastian, La Roux, Rage Against The Machine‘s Tom Morello, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nile Rodgers of Chic and drummer Sheila E were some of the many stars to pay homage to the star, who passed away at the age of 63. Read their tributes below:
Kylie Minogue said Summer was an early inspiration, writing:
Moby spoke of the impact and influence Summer had:
Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers said Summer will be dancing in heaven with funk artist Chuck Brown, who passed away yesterday.
Rage Against The Machine‘s Tom Morello thanked Summer for the ‘disco jams’:
Belle & Sebastian wrote:
Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast called Summer ‘a queen’:
Nile Rodgers of Chic said:
While La Roux also said that she was close to tears following the news:
Record producer Quincy Jones, wrote:
Pop singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor said:
Drummer and Prince collaborator Sheila E paid tribute to her friend, calling her the ‘first diva’:
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Soul singer Betty Wright called Summer her ‘sister’: