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."
— 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/
— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) May 17, 2012
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
— 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
— 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
— 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
— 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