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Donna Summer: Flowers to be placed at Hollywood Walk of Fame star

May 17, 2012 | 11:10 am

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In memory of Donna Summer, the Hollywood Historic Trust will be placing flowers at 11:30 a.m. Thursday on her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Summer, known as the queen of disco and one of the most successful pop singers in the world, died Thursday morning after a battle with cancer. She was 63.

The five-time Grammy winner's hits in the 1970s and '80s included "Last Dance," "She Works Hard for the Money," "Love to Love You Baby" and "Bad Girls." She was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in 2010.

PHOTOS: Donna Summer | 1948-2012

Summer’s star on the Walk of Fame, placed on March 19, 1992, is located next to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, on the south side of the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard.

“She was one of the first people to sing at her star ceremony, and the people went nuts,” said Ana Martinez from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “We will miss her, she went away way too young.”

“God’s choir just got a little bit stronger,” one fan wrote on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Facebook page.


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Photo: Donna Summer performs in Los Angeles for the first time in eight years at the Universal Amphitheatre on Aug. 4, 1995. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times