Donna Summer died; however, I admit to never being much for the pop or disco realms, while conceding her talent and impact on music and culture. So I will just piggyback on Jennifer (not that one)’s reminiscence post.
And post a couple of videos from a different musician who had plenty of problems in personal and professional life and died way too early (although not recently), Kirsty MacColl:
Who better than Billy Bragg to give a hearty Fuck You to North Carolina?
I have probably mentioned before, but while she toured rarely, I saw her singing with Midge Ure when he was in town quite a few years ago. I don’t recall for sure, but I suspect they did one or two of her songs.
Word of warning; if you are feeling a bit down, do not Google to find out how she died, and the aftermath.