Oh god, is it too soon for "disco is dead" jokes? We on the internet don't have a filter for that kind of thing. Regardless, the 5-time Grammy winner and Queen of Disco, Donna Summer, passed away this morning at the age of 63 following a battle with cancer. She was known for such hits as "Last Dance", "Hot Stuff", "She Works Hard for the Money," and "I Feel Love."
Maya Angelou, the respected poet and civil rights activist, was highly admired for commitment to making a change in the world with her commanding ability to express equality through the written word.
According to her literary agent, she died at her home in North Carolina. She was 86 years old.
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