Following the news of Summer’s passing, the singer’s family released a statement saying that they “are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy.”
TMZ also reports that Summer was working on a forthcoming album at the time of her death.
“RIP #DonnaSummer – dined with her a few months ago, and she sang Amazing Grace to guests with stunning power. Great lady, wonderful talent,” Piers Morgan tweeted about the late singer.
Summer is survived by her husband, Brooklyn Dreams co-founder Bruce Sudano, their two children — Brooklyn and Amanda — and her daughter, Mimi, from a previous marriage.