After the untimely passing of Donna Summer last Thursday, we reported that her family had decided to have a public memorial for the singer tomorrow.
However, now, that doesn’t seem to be the case, seeing as the church ceremony will be by invitation only.
The Disco Queen will be laid to rest in Nashville tomorrow and the church is expecting about 1,000 mourners to pay their last respects to the songbird.
Reportedly, Donna’s family will have a guest list for the funeral ceremony, with only family members and close friends making the cut.
Donna’s family have also been insisting that they don’t want the service to turn into a media field day, hoping to keep it as private as possible.
Though Summer, a music legend herself, worked with many other industry greats, there’s no word yet on which celebrities — if any — will be attending.
We miss you, Donna.
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We were so devastated to lose yet another disco legend and music industry great this Sunday, with the passing of the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb.
Robin, like Donna Summer, had been battling cancer as well and their untimely passings have brought even more awareness to this horrible disease.
Among those celebrities and fans who tweeted their condolences for Robin are:
Donna Summer passed away on Thursday after a 10-month battle with lung cancer, but her family wants the world to know that the Queen of Disco was NOT a smoker!
Her family released a statement that says her cancer "was not related to smoking." In fact, she took very good care of herself.
A source who worked with Summer in 2008 has said:
"She was healthy, she was taking care of herself. She was healthy and energetic when I worked with her."
We probably won't learn too many other details surrounding her cancer and treatment because her family's statement continues:
"Ms. Summer was a non-smoker. Obviously, numerous factors can be attributed to the cause of cancer in general, but any details regarding the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of Ms. Summer's case remain between her family and team of doctors."
Rightfully so! We don't need anymore information because it won't bring her back. All we want to do is remember and honor her legacy!
The world will miss you, Donna! Rest in peace.
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It’s so hard to believe that we lost the queen of disco and a music icon just yesterday morning.
Donna Summer, who passed Thursday at the age of 63, had been battling lung cancer for the past ten months.
Friends and fans have since been sharing their memories of the late songstress and recently, it’s been announced that Donna’s family will hold a public memorial for her.
The memorial is scheduled to take place
It seems like everyone is grieving over the loss of the truly remarkable disco queen, Donna Summer, who passed away this morning.
Her family recently released a statement and friends, as well as fans, have been taking to social media to express their sadness over the loss of a legend.
Throughout her career, Donna had many hit songs, one notably being her duet with Barbra Streisand. The two songbirds came together in 1979 to record the empowering hit record, No More Tears (Enough Is Enough).
In an official statement, Streisand says:
There has been an outpouring of condolences and shared memories ever since the announcement of Donna Summer’s passing early this morning, after a battle with cancer at 63.
The singer was a vocal powerhouse and gave us some of disco's most iconic songs, with her music career spanning over five decades.
Among those celebrities and fans who tweeted their condolences are:
Following the untimely passing of songbird Donna Summer this morning, her family has released an official statement.
Donna's family states: