PHOTOS: Last Dance, Donna Summer's life

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Posted: May 17, 2012 1:24 PM
PHOTOS: Last Dance, Donna Summer's life

Twirling her leopard-print dress on stage in the `70s, proudly holding many of her music awards and performing in recent years on "American Idol", Donna Summer was the ultimate disco queen

Summer, whose hits such as "Last Dance" and "Bad Girls", were the soundtrack to much of the seventies and eighties, died Thursday in Florida. She was 63.

Here's a look at the life of Summer whose career transcended disco's demise to make her a cross-generational star.