Following the announcement of singer Donna Summer’s death, there was an outpouring of condolences and remembrances from the entertainment industry.
Here are a few of the celebrity reactions:
Dolly Parton: "I can't believe we've lost another wonderful singer. Donna, like Whitney, had one of the greatest voices ever. I loved her records. She was the disco queen, and will remain so. I knew her and found her to be one of the most likable and fun people ever. She will be missed and remembered."
Rob Thomas: @ThisIsRobThomas: “RIP Donna Summer. Loss of a great talent.”
Mary J. Blige: @maryjblige: “RIP Donna Summers!!!!!!!!!😔. You were truly a game changer!!!”
Kylie Minogue: @kylieminogue: “One of my earliest musical inspirations, RIP Donna Summer #BadGirlsForEver”
Bobby Brown: @KingBobbyBrown: “Rest in Paradise Ms Donna Summer... 1st lady of Boston...”
Kate Walsh: @katewalsh: “I remember buying Donna Summer's ‘i remember yesterday’ when i was 10, being obsessed w/’i feel love’”
Lisa Marie Presley: @LisaPresley: “RIP Donna Summer. U made music and the world a better place . U will B missed....”
LaToya Jackson: @latoyajackson: “My condolence to #Donna Summer's family & love ones. She will be terribly missed. She was truly the #Disco Queen!”
Nigel Lythgoe: @dizzyfeet: “One of my favorite singers of all time, Donna Summer, is dead. She defined dance music in the 70's and had a wonderful voice and personality.”
Piers Morgan: @piersmorgan: “RIP #DonnaSummer - dined with her a few months ago, and she sang Amazing Grace to guests with stunning power. Great lady, wonderful talent.”
The Recording Academy released this statement: “Five-time Grammy winner Donna Summer had a dynamic voice and unique musical style that helped define the dance music genre in the ‘70s. She also was an artist who crossed many musical genres, as evidenced by her GRAMMY wins in the R&B, rock, inspirational and dance categories. Her talent was a true gift to the music industry, and our thoughts and sympathies are with her family, friends and fans throughout the world during this difficult time.”