The Queen of Disco is dead.
With her dance hits and powerful voice, Donna Summer came to define the music of a generation.
Donna Summer died Thursday morning after succumbing to a long battle with cancer, TMZ.com reported. She was 63.
Born in Boston on New Year's Eve 1948, Summer came to define the sound of late '70s and early '80s radio with hits including "Last Dance", "Bad Girls" and "She Works Hard for The Money".
The five-time Grammy winner leaves behind two grown daughters, Brooklyn and Amanda, with her husband, songwriter Bruce Charles Sudano, as well as another daughter, Mimi, from a previous marriage.
Sources told TMZ that the singer was trying to complete an album at the time of her death.