Donna Summer's musical influence went all the way to the top.
"A five-time Grammy Award winner, Donna truly was the 'Queen of Disco.' Her voice was unforgettable, and the music industry has lost a legend far too soon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Donna's family and her dedicated fans."
And the tributes are still pouring in from Summer's friends and fellow entertainers of all stripes.
"I mourn Donna Summer's death but celebrate her life," tweeted Newark Mayor Cory Booker. "She shared her gifts with the world and left it enriched by her artistic genius."
"I am so saddened to hear about the passing of Donna Summer," said American Idol champ Kris Allen, who sang "She Works Hard for the Money" during his winning season. "I didn't get to meet her in person, but I did have the privilege of singing one of her songs on Idol and it was one of my favorite songs to perform on the show. The music world has lost a legend and she will be greatly missed."
"Rest in Peace dear Donna Summer. Your voice was the heartbeat and soundtrack of a decade," tweeted Quincy Jones.
"Rest in peace, Donna Summer. You worked hard for the money, hot stuff. Now go to MacArthur's Park and get that cake out of the rain," wrote Broadway star Lea Salonga.
"When I was starting I toured frequently with Donna Summer as her opening act, I'll never forget the sheer power of her voice or her kindness," Gary Shandling remembered.
"Responsible for ALL disco / house style music including American Boy," Estelle noted. "Thank you for doing it so I could do it. #RIPDiscoQueen."
"36 years on and nobody ever made a better record than I feel love. RIP Donna Summer," tweeted the band Ladytron.
"My thoughts and prayers go out to Donna Summer's family," wrote Reba McEntire. "I will miss her but she will live on thru all her wonderful music!"
"'... Last dance , last chance , for love' - Donna Summer/ goddess," quoted Erykah Badu.
"Few singers have impacted music & the world like Donna Summer!It's the end of an era.Peace& prayers 2 all who loved her," tweeted Gloria Estefan.
"Very sad news, about Donna Summer. R.I.P!" tweeted Boy George.
Offered a candid Slash: "RIP Donna Summer. She was the Queen of Disco no doubt. Although I pretty much loathed Disco, I always thought she was pretty cool."