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In this Jan. 12, 1979 file photo, singer Donna Summer poses with three awards she won at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Calif.
In this June 16, 2004 file photo, Donna Summer is shown at an appearance in London. Summer's new album, "Crayons," is her first full studio album in 17 years. Her tour kicks off Saturday, July 5, 2008 in Vienna, Va. (AP Photo/Richard Lewis, file)
U.S. singer-songwriter Donna Summer holds up copies of her new book titled 'Ordinary Girl' and her new greatest hits album titled 'The Very Best of Donna Summer' ahead of a signing session held at a London music store, Wednesday, June 16, 2004. (AP Photo/Richard Lewis)
Donna Summer performs on April 11, 2005 at the Beacon Theater in New York. She joins Madonna, heartland rocker John Mellencamp, the puckish rappers Beastie Boys and premier dance act Chic among the nine nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who were announced Friday, Sept. 28, 2007.
In this Oct. 13, 1977 file photo, Donna Summer speaks during a press conference in Rome.
US singer Donna Summer performs at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. Artists from all over the world gathered at the Oslo Spektrum to help spread the message of peace and celebrate this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate, President Barack Obama.

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Bette Midler, left, and singer Donna Summer pose for photographers before attending Midler's sixth annual "Hulaween" event to benefit the New York Restoration Project in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003.
Syesha Mercado, left, and Donna Summer are seen on stage during the season finale of American Idol on Wednesday May 21, 2008, in Los Angeles. (Mark Mainz/AP Images for Fox)
Donna Summer performs during the season finale of American Idol on Wednesday May 21, 2008, in Los Angeles. (Mark Mainz/AP Images for Fox)
Vice President Al Gore declines to sing when offered the chance by singer Donna Summer, far right, at a fundraiser in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999. Joining Gore and Summer are singers Lindsay Ridgeway, second from left, and Shane Minor.
Donna Summer performs during the season finale of American Idol on Wednesday May 21, 2008, in Los Angeles. (Mark Mainz/AP Images for Fox)
In this Aug. 11, 1979 file photo, singer Donna Summer swings the skirt of her leopard-print dress during her concert at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, Calif.

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In this Jan. 18, 1980 file photo, Donna Summer poses with her award at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Calif.
In this Dec. 11, 2009 file photo, Donna Summer performs at the conclusion of the Nobel Peace concert in Oslo, Norway.
In this Dec. 11, 1977 file photo,Donna Summer holds her award at the Billboard Number 1 Music Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.
In this Nov. 2, 1979 file photo, Gerald and Betty Ford, left, Donna Summer, right, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center board chairman Steve Broidy at a reception prior to gala disco party benefit in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Donna Summer performs at the conclusion of the Nobel Peace concert in Oslo, Norway Friday, Dec. 11, 2009. (AP Photo/John McConnico)

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She was a true American superstar.