Donna Summer Laid to Rest
The Queen of Disco was laid to rest Wednesday.
Donna Summer passed away last Thursday after battling lung cancer. She was 63.
According to TMZ, Summer's entire family was in attendance at the private ceremony, which was held in Nashville, Tenn. -- where the singer moved in the mid-1990s. Summer is survived by husband of 32 years Bruce Sudano, their daughters Brooklyn, 31, and Amanda, 29, plus Mimi, her eldest daughter from her first husband, actor Helmut Sommer.
The funeral program obtained by TMZ revealed the the "Last Dance" singer's family was very involved in the ceremony. Her brother Ricky Gaines was a speaker and her sisters sang "We've Come This Far By Faith."
Also in attendance at the invitation-only funeral of 1,000 guests was music producer David Foster and Italian record producer Giorgio Moroder. Foster told Us Weekly of, "She was the most spectacular, considerate, constant, giving, generous and loving friend." Moroder was Summer's longtime musical collaborator who helped the star craft such classic disco hits as "Love to Love You Baby," "I Feel Love" and many others.
Summer's casket was covered in white roses.
"While we grieve her passing, we are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy," the family said in a statement last week.