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Artists We’ve Lost in 2012

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Evan Agostini / Kevork Djansezian / Ethan Miller, Getty Images

While it's been a banner year for popular music in 2012, we can't forget about the musicians whose deaths had a huge impact on pop music this year. We had to say goodbye to some iconic music makers in 2012, and we're taking time to pay tribute to the pop stars who tragically died in our list of the Artists We've Lost in 2012.

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2012 Billboard Music Awards Cut Off Donna Summer Dedication Performance Featuring Natasha Bedingfield

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Disappointment isn’t a strong enough word to explain how we felt when they cut off Natasha Bedingfield’s performance of ‘Last Dance’ by the late Donna Summer.

Summer had been an influential part of the music industry for the last 40 years and to have them cut to a commercial before Bedingfield could even finish the first chorus of the song just seemed downright rude.

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2012 Billboard Music Awards to Honor Donna Summer, Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch + Whitney Houston

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Music lost quite a few greats less than six months into 2012, and the Billboard Music Awards will recognize pop's fallen stars tonight. The show is slated to feature tributes to Donna Summer, the Beastie Boys' Adam 'MCA' Yauch and Whitney Houston.

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Donna Summer Song Sales Surge Following Death

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When Donna Summer passed away at 63 on Thursday (May 17), the world was reminded -- in the most tragic way -- of the Disco Queen's legacy. As a result, her album and song sales shot up the charts. In Summer's case, her posthumous sales are even more impressive than some other artists', because her songs are only available in certain formats.

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Beyonce Pays Tribute to Donna Summer

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Beyonce is the latest diva to pay tribute to the late great Donna Summer. The disco diva passed away on May 16 after a battle with lung cancer. While Beyonce is a modern day pop queen, her music is certainly influenced by Summer's and both ladies are considered voices of their respective generations.

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Donna Summer Believed She Got Cancer From 9/11

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Donna Summer passed away a little over 24 hours ago, and already, some sensational stories surrounding her death are popping up. It's being reported that the 'Last Dance' singer and queen of disco believed she contracted lung cancer from inhaling the toxic air that hovered over New York City in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy.

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Donna Summer’s Family Releases Official Statement About Her Death

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Donna Summer's family issued a formal statement about her death from cancer yesterday at the age of 63, thanking fans for their prayers and remembering the disco icon's accomplishments.

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Donna Summer Dead: Stars React on Twitter

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The undisputed queen of disco passed away today at 63, and the pop world was quick to mourn through -- what else? -- Twitter. Stars who Donna Summer clearly influenced, like Rihanna, Robyn and Nicki Minaj were fast to r

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Donna Summer Dead at 63

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Disco diva Donna Summer has died at 63. The singer passed away this morning (May 17), after a battle with cancer.

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