Stars React To The Death Of Donna Summer

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Queen of disco Donna Summer poses for a portrait in circa 1976 -- Getty Premium

The celebrity community has reacted with sadness over the loss of Donna Summer, who has died at the age of 63.

Elton John released a statement about the passing of the singer:

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"I'm so sad. This woman was the queen of disco and so much more. Her records sound as good today as they ever did. That she has never been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is a total disgrace especially when I see the second rate talent that has been inducted. She is a great friend to me and to the Elton John AIDS Foundation and I will miss her greatly."

Here's what the stars are saying about the "Last Dance" singer on Twitter:

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Gloria Estefan: "Few singers have impacted music & the world like Donna Summer! It's the end of an era. Peace & prayers 2 all who loved her. I will miss her!"

Lisa Marie Presley: "RIP Donna Summer. U made music and the world a better place . U will B missed"

Nancy Grace: "Donna Summer, Queen of Disco gone too soon. My condolences to her family & friends."

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Katharine McPhee: "RIP Donna Summer...hope you're dancing up there."

RuPaul: "Donna Summer, your last dance with remain in our hearts forever."

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Solange Knowles: "Donna Summer- You have inspired me in so many ways....."

Quincy Jones: "Rest in Peace dear Donna Summer. Your voice was the heartbeat and soundtrack of a decade."

"Real Housewives" Carloine Manzo: " RIP Donna Summer - she was one of the best - sad."

Boyz II Men: "It's unfortunate that we have to say goodbye to another amazing talent.

Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, our condolences to her family!"

Jackee: "Donna Summer. Gone But NEVER To Be Forgotten. Dancing Her Eternal #LastDance"

La Toya Jackson: "My condolence to #Donna Summer's family & love ones. She will be terribly missed. She was truly the #Disco Queen!"

Nigel Lythgoe: "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"

Holly Robinson Peete: "Donna Summer..."The VOICE"... Well Done Diva. #RIPDonna *long tears*"

Richard Marx: "SO bummed about Donna Summer. Sweet and extremely talented lady. My heart goes out to Bruce and her kids. Real loss."

Timbaland: "i cant believe this RIP Donna Summer. at a lost 4words"

"Rock Of Ages" director Adam Shankman: "Sleep sweetly eternally my Amazing Donna Summer! Tonight, after my prayers, I will dance the last dance and think of you. Xoox"

Neil Patrick Harris: "Donna Summer passed away today. Same day as Jim Henson, 22 years ago."

Marlee Matlin: "So sad to hear of the passing of disco legend Donna Summer. We all danced to her music. Her influence will last forever. RIP"

Morgan Fairchild: "Donna Summer has died at 63 from cancer.Such a lovely woman & terrific talent whose music touched us all! Prayers for her & her family RIP."

William Shatner: "My heart and thoughts go out to the family of Donna Summer."

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