Donna Summer's Death: Music Stars React on Twitter

Donna Summer, 1976.

As news broke of disco queen Donna Summer's death Thursday (May 17), music celebs quickly joined the worldwide conversation. Here are 20 reactions -- ranging from sadness to shock to salutation -- from musicians via Twitter.

Donna Summer Dead at 63 | Photos: Summer's Life & Career

@NileRodgers: For the last half hour or so I've been lying in my bed crying and stunned. Donna Summer RIP
questlove @Questlove: Donna Summer. Man I can't believe this--- like "My Baby Understands" was on my workout playlist this morning! This MORNING! God...I just...Man...I know that the whole "disco sucks" stuff left a bad taste in the mouths of some. But Summer's work was really a credible legacy.
@TMorello: Rip Donna Summer. Thanks for the all time great disco jams.
GloriaEstefan @GloriaEstefan: Few singers have impacted music & the world like Donna Summer! It's the end of an era. Peace & prayers 2 all who loved her. I will miss her!
twitter @SheilaEdrummer:To my friend Donna Summer, You will be missed but not 4gotten. The first Diva, WE love you. Prayers to the family & friends.
twitter @KatharineMcphee: RIP Donna Summer...hope you're dancing up there.
twitter @DuranDuran: So sad to hear about the passing of Donna Summer. Our condolences:
twitter @Flea333 (Red Hot Chili Peppers): woah! donna summer gone to the great beyond !!! chuck brown then donna summer they're gonna be dancing in heaven!!! i love donna summer RIP
@BillyRayCyrus: R I P #Donna Summer LEGEND !!! Your music will live forever.
twitter @MaryJBlige: RIP Donna Summers!!!!!!!!! You were truly a game changer!!!
twitter @ATrak: Damnnn, Donna Summer too? Wow, RIP. Our culture is so indebted to her.
twitter @BoyzIIMen: It's unfortunate that we have to say goodbye to another amazing talent. Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, our condolences to her family!
twitter @joebonsall (Oak Ridge Boys): R.I.P. Donna Summer Disco Queen dies at 63 of cancer .... #lastdance
twitter @Tim_Burgess (The Charlatans) : Wow. Shocking news that Donna Summer has died. Spend 15 minutes listening to this and remembering how brilliant she was
linkinpark @solangeknowles: Donna Summer- You have inspired me in so many ways.....
twitter @larouxofficial: What a disco legend. "I Feel Love" is going on LOUD right now let's all do the same and remember who made us love and dance. Close to tears listening to "I Feel Love". What a woman, most sexual vocal ever recorded.
twitter @Timbaland: this cant be tru i cant believe this RIP Donna Summer. at a lost 4words

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Donna Summer Dead at 63 | Photos: Summer's Life & Career