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Stars Pay Tribute To Donna Summer

Mary J. Blige, La Toya Jackson, Quincy Jones, William Shatner and Billy Ray Cyrus are among the stars who’ve paid their respects to disco legend Donna Summer.

The Love to Love You Baby hitmaker lost her battle with lung cancer in Florida and a slew of celebrity fans have flooded Twitter.com with touching tributes.

Michael Jackson’s sister La Toya was among the first to respond to the sad news, tweeting, “My condolence (sic) to Donna Summer’s family & love ones (sic). She will be terribly missed. She was truly the Disco Queen!”

R&B superstar Blige writes, “RIP Donna Summers (sic)!!!!!!!!! You were truly a game changer!!!” and Cyrus adds, “R I P Donna Summer LEGEND!!! Your music will live forever.”

Star Trek icon Shatner tweets, “My heart and thoughts go out to the family of Donna Summer”, while director Kevin Smith posts, “Damn… Donna Summer dies at 63. An unforgettable voice from my childhood, beloved by my Mom & brother. Let’s dance the last dance for her.”

Legendary producer Quincy Jones adds, “Rest in Peace dear Donna Summer. Your voice was the heartbeat and soundtrack of a decade.”

Actress Alyssa Milano also took to Twitter to pay tribute to the singer, writing, “I used to do interpretative dance in my living room to Donna Summer’s music when I was a little girl. Rest in peace”, and newsman Piers Morgan admits he’ll always have a lasting memory of the disco queen: “Dined with her a few months ago, and she sang Amazing Grace to guests with stunning power. Great lady, wonderful talent.”

Meanwhile, British singer Natasha Bedingfield tweets, “just heard that DonnaSummer died today. This is awful! She was so incredible. Her and her family are some of the most beautiful people… I met Donna at the NobelPeacePrize awards. her and her husband were so kind. this is such a huge loss”.

Also among the stars to post early tributes online include comedian Neil Patrick Harris, actors David Boreanaz, Kate Walsh and Marlee Matlin, musicians Tom Morello, Ahmir ‘?uestlove’ Thompson, Q-Tip and Solange Knowles and moviemaker Adam Shankman, who tweets, “Sleep sweetly eternally my Amazing Donna Summer! Tonight, after my prayers, I will dance the last dance and think of you.”

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Pop/R&B singer Teena Marie Remembered By Diddy, Mary J. Blige and More

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The music world was stunned to find out that legendary R&B singer Teena Marie died over the weekend. The singer was just 54 and left a lasting influence on many of today’s contemporary artists, who immediately reacted to the singer’s death. Marie’s peers also shared their memories of the singer as the rest of the world was still learning of her death.

Diddy tweeted: “R.I.P Teena Marie. God Bless. Damn I just saw her the other day.”

Mary J. Blige also took to Twitter to pay her final respects to the influential artist, who was a friend and protégé of Rick James’. “Rest in peace Teena Marie,” Blige wrote. “My Love for u is forever.”

Common cited their shared astrological sign as a reason he felt so connected to her music. “Teena and I are both Pisces and we believe that we’ve been here before,” he tweeted. “That’s why ‘De Ja Vu’ is my favorite song.”

Fellow music “it” girl, Prince protégé Sheila E, also shared how much she will miss the singer on Twitter. “I will miss my girl Teena Marie, Real music by real people. God bless my sistah and her family. U will be missed.” Read more>>

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