Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Flea and More Remember Donna Summer

Rolling Stone

Donna Summer's passing Thursday morning has led to an outpouring of memories of the disco queen on Twitter. Rolling Stone  has compiled the responses below:

Dolly Parton, via a statement:
"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."

“@_Vaun: @rihanna sadly, yes. :(” RIP #dearDonna

— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 17, 2012


Donna Summer. Man I can't believe this--- like "My Baby Understands" was on my workout playlist this morning! This MORNING! God...I just...

— Questo of The Roots (@questlove) May 17, 2012


RIP Donna Summers!!!!!!!!!. You were truly a game changer!!!

— Mary J. Blige (@maryjblige) May 17, 2012


Rip Donna Summer. Thanks for the all time great disco jams.

— Tom Morello (@tmorello) May 17, 2012


Rest in peace Donna. You are a pioneer and you have paved the way for so many of us. You transcended race and genre. Respect. Lenny

— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) May 17, 2012


woah! donna summer gone to the great beyond !!! chuck brown then donna summer they're gonna be dancing in heaven!!! i love donna summer RIP

— Flea (@flea333) May 17, 2012


So sad to hear about the passing of Donna Summer. Our condolences:youtu.be/k8TBmeK9Abg

— Duran Duran (@duranduran) May 17, 2012


RIP Donna Summer.glorious disco Goddess.

— Adam Lambert (@adamlambert) May 17, 2012


Wow, another legend gone. Rest in peace to the beautiful disco queen Donna Summer.

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 17, 2012


For the last half hour or so I've been lying in my bed crying and stunned. Donna Summer RIPfb.me/15xygMV45

— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) May 17, 2012


Rip Donna summer.. Xx

— florence welch (@flo_tweet) May 17, 2012


Donna Summer passed away today.Same day as Jim Henson, 22 years ago.In honor of both:youtube.com/watch?v=hj9Fez…

— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) May 17, 2012


RIP Donna Summer... bit.ly/KToT8R

— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) May 17, 2012


Donna Summer. Icon! Legend! Her voice! Her spirit! Rest In peace, you truly inspired me! I love you! instagr.am/p/KvMnmlv-TQ/



rip to tha queen of disco donna summers

— Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) May 17, 2012


My heart is heavy...RIP Donna Summers

— Toni Braxton (@tonibraxton) May 17, 2012


Shocked and saddened at the news of Donna Summer passing away! Wow!

— Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) May 17, 2012


"... Last dance , last chance , for love"- Donna Summer/ goddess

— ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) May 17, 2012


RIP Donna Summer...hope you're dancing up there.

— Katharine McPhee(@katharinemcphee) May 17, 2012


Donna Summer RIPI FEEL LOVE FOR YOU youtube.com/watch?v=Fr3soc…

— Robyn (@robynkonichiwa) May 17, 2012


The queen of disco may have passed on but Donna Summer's legacy will live on forever! Tonight my las tdance is in honor of you!

— Kelly Osbourne (@MissKellyO) May 17, 2012


I was shocked to hear about Donna. She was so vital the last time I saw her a few months ago.

— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) May 17, 2012


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 (@RyanSeacrest) May 17, 2012


#TootTootHeyBeepBeep RIP Donna Summer

— kylie minogue (@kylieminogue) May 17, 2012


RIP Donna Summer :0(

— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) May 17, 2012


a queen has passed #RIP youtube.com/watch?v=aXjf78…

— BEST COAST (@best_coast) May 17, 2012


this cant be tru tmz.com/2012/05/17/don… i cant believe this RIP Donna Summer. at a lost 4words

— Timbaland (@Timbaland) May 17, 2012


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

— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) May 17, 2012


I'm getting tired of these 3 keys...RIP this time to Donna summer an amazing trailblazer !

— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) May 17, 2012


RIP Donna Summer. Roller-skated the heck out of some Donna Summer back in the day.youtube.com/watch?v=7cPIT_…

— superchunk (@superchunk) May 17, 2012


This cannot be happening....... Please tell me that I'm dreaming that Donna Summer has died????!!! Please no....

— La Roux (@larouxofficial) May 17, 2012


It's unfortunate that we have to say goodbye to another amazing talent. Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, our condolences to her family!

— Boyz II Men (@BoyzIIMen) May 17, 2012


rest in peace donna summer. love to love you baby.

— atmosphere (@atmosphere) May 17, 2012


SoRaspy: R.I.P. Donna Summer Dies At Age 63: Donna Summer — the Queen of Disco — died this morning after a battl... bit.ly/JLM059

— JADAKISS (@Therealkiss) May 17, 2012


DONNA SUMMER DEAD AT 63: SADDonna Summer – the Queen of Disco — died this morning after a battle with cancer …... bit.ly/KTYUOJ

— Jermaine Dupri (@Mr_Dupri) May 17, 2012


RIP Donna Summer. Thanks.

— matchboxtwenty (@MatchboxTwenty) May 17, 2012


So sad to hear the news about Donna Summer passing away bit.ly/JyHQOO loved to love her baby ... bit.ly/9igwx6

— belle & sebastian (@bellesglasgow) May 17, 2012


donna summer RIP .. crazy year

— Flying Lotus (@flyinglotus) May 17, 2012


RIP Donna Summer.

— Freddie Gibbs (@FreddieGibbs) May 17, 2012


so sad about donna summer....way to young.sending lots of love and light

— Belinda Carlisle (@belindaofficial) May 17, 2012


very. very sad. donna summer has died. words can't express the impact and influence she had on music. cnn.com/2012/05/17/sho… #cnn

— moby (@thelittleidiot) May 17, 2012


youtube.com/watch?v=q5Drqy… Upon hearing this in 1976, Brian Eno told David Bowie that he had "heard the future". He had. RIP Donna Summer. :(

— Ladytron (@LadytronMusic) May 17, 2012


RIP - Donna Summer

— Kaskade (@kaskade) May 17, 2012


R.I.P Donna Summer...I remember roller skating to hits like "Last Dance" "Hot Stuff" & "Bad Girls." Synonymous with the 70's.. #QueenOfDisco

— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) May 17, 2012


R.I.P. Donna Summer #Legendary

— DJ CLUE (@DJCLUE) May 17, 2012


Damnnn, Donna Summer too? Wow, RIP. Our culture is so indebted to her.

— A-Trak (@atrak) May 17, 2012