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Donna Summer Will Be Laid to Rest Tomorrow in Nashville

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After losing her battle to cancer last week at the age of 63, Donna Summer will be laid to rest tomorrow at a funeral in Nashville, Tennessee.According to TMZ, the church service won't be open to the public, but it will be a capacity attendance with a crowd of nearly 1,000 people.

After Summer's death last Thursday, a memorial sprang up at her star on the Walk of Fame, where flowers, books, candles and albums were placed in honor of the singer. Grauman's Chinese Theater dimmed its lights the day she died.

Summer had been quietly struggling with cancer in her Florida home before she passed away. Her career as a singer changed the face of club music, with massive hits including "Last Dance," "Love To Love You Baby," "Hot Stuff," "Bad Girls," and "I Feel Love."

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