Private family funeral planned for Donna Summer

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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 1979 file photo, singer Donna Summer poses with three awards she won at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. Summer, the Queen of Disco who ruled the dance floors with anthems like ìLast Dance,î ìLove to Love You Babyî and ìBad Girl,î has died. Her family announced her death in a statement Thursday, May 17, 2012.  She was 63. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Donna Summer's funeral will be a private one for family and close friends.

Publicist Brian Edwards said in a statement Friday that Summer's family is overwhelmed and appreciates the outreach from fans and friends, but that her funeral services will remain private.

He didn't provide details on when and where services would be held.

Summer died Thursday morning of lung cancer at age 63 in Naples, Fla. Edwards also said that the singer did not smoke.

Summer earned the title of Queen of Disco after releasing a string of dance hits in the 1970s, including "I Feel Love," ''Love to Love You Baby" and "Last Dance."

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