Donna Summer’s Funeral Filled With Music Legends
On Wednesday, family and friends of Donna Summer attended the late singer’s funeral to pay their respects. Among those who attended the private memorial service in Nashville, Tenn., were producers David Foster and Giorgio Moroder and singer Tony Orlando, reports The Huffington Post.Those close to the “Queen of Disco” — who is survived by an endless list of hits, including “Last Dance,” “Bad Girls,” and “Love to Love You Baby” — paid poignant tribute to Summer, with Foster andNatalie Grant performing “The Prayer.” Summer’s sisters, Linda Gaines Lotman, Mary Ellen Bernard, Dara Bernard, and Jenette Yancey also sang “We’ve Come This Far By Faith.”As friends and family remembered her at her service, fans of the legend are remembering Summer by purchasing copies of her albums. Since Summer’s death on May 17, her album sales have increased by 3,277 percent, according to Billboard.com.
The funeral for disco queen Donna Summer Sudano was held Wednesday at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville. Summer was a Nashville resident since 1995.
Summer’s family and close friends attended the memorial services, including David Foster, who performed “The Prayer” with Natalie Grant. Other guests included, Georgio Moroder, Jamal Anderson, and Tony Orlando.
The singer died last Thursday at her home in Florida surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, Bruce Sudano; her three daughters, Mimi S. Dohler, Brooklyn Sudano, Amanda S. Ramirez; and 4 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army in Donna’s honor.