Disco Legend Donna Summer Dies at 63

The world is mourning the loss of Donna Summer who died at 63 after a battle with lung cancer. Summer reportedly believed she may have contracted the disease from inhaling toxic particles from the 9-11 attacks. INSIDE EDITION reports on the tragic loss

The disco queen herself, Donna Summer is gone. She died Thursday after a long battle with lung cancer.

The 70's icon believes she contracted the illness by inhaling toxic particles following the attacks on September 11th when she lived in Manhattan.

The five-time Grammy® winner rocketed to superstardom with her sexy, pulsating disco hits like "Last Dance."

Summer is the only person to ever guest-host American Bandstand. She had a little help from Dick Clark back in 1978. Three decades later, she served as a guest mentor on American Idol in 2010. 

The disco diva battled depression and anxiety, and once attempted suicide.  

She was married twice and had three daughters, and four grandchildren.   

Her family said in a statement: "We are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy."

Donna Summer, dead at 63. The end of a remarkable life.