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