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“Wow, another legend gone. Rest in peace to the beautiful disco queen Donna Summer.” _ Nicki Minaj, via Twitter.

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Donna and I had a friendship for over 30 years. She is one of the few black women I could speak German with and she is one of the few friends I had in this business.” _ Chaka Khan.

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“I remember sitting in the front seat of my mom’s Toyota while she sang Donna Summer’s `she works hard for the money’ … songs were just classic.” _ Ryan Seacrest, via Twitter.

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“She not only made her mark in my heart as well as others, but she forever changed the way of how America danced and enjoyed themselves. She may have had her `Last Dance’ here on earth, but `Heaven Knows’ it is dancing with joy for her arrival.”_ Gloria Gaynor.

“So sad to hear about Donna Summer. I adored her voice. May she rest in peace.” _ Joan Collins, via Twitter.

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“Another one of my vocal idols has passed… RIP Donna Summer.” _ Fergie, of the Black Eyed Peas.

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“Few singers have impacted music & the world like Donna Summer! It’s the end of an era. Peace & prayers 2 all who loved her.” _ Gloria Estefan, who posted a photo of herself with Summer on Twitter.

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“She defined dance music in the 70’s and had a wonderful voice and personality.” _ “So You Think You Can Dance” creator and “American Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe, via Twitter.

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