Fri, 18 May 2012 07:31:32 GMT
Disco legend Donna Summer has died aged 63

Donna Summer: life in pictures

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She also made headlines in the mid '80s after allegedly making anti-gay remarks. In response to the controversy, she wrote to ACT UP (an AIDS campaign group), saying it had been a 'terrible misunderstanding'. She went on to say: 'I was unknowingly protected by those around me from the bad press and hate letters. If I have caused you pain, forgive me.'