Donna Summer's Memorial Service Will Be Private, Not Public Says Rep

May 18, 2012 By:
Donna Summer's Memorial Service Will Be Private, Not Public Says Rep

The music world lost a legend on Thursday. Donna Summer, affectionately termed the "Queen of Disco," passed away at the age of 63 after a loosing battle with cancer.

No further details concerning her death or an autopsy have been released, but plans for her funeral have been released. The family has scheduled a memorial for the “Last Dance” singer to take place next Wednesday in Nashville.

However, a rep tells Hollyscoop, “Reports of a public memorial next week in Nashville are not accurate.”

The funeral services will be for close friend and family ONLY. Sources told TMZ that Donna’s family chose Nashville because the city has been Summer’s home since 1994 and was always “close to her heart.”

The family released this statement concerning the memorial service, “The services being planned will be private to include only family and close friends. Thank you for continuing to respect the family’s privacy during their time of loss.”

Despite published reports regarding the circumstances of Summers death, a spokesperson for her family has issued a statement to set the record straight.

"On behalf of the Sudano Family, various reports currently surfacing about the cause of Ms. Summer's death are not accurate. Although she lost her battle to lung cancer at the age of 63, it was not related to smoking.  Ms. Summer was a non-smoker. Obviously, numerous factors can be attributed to the cause of cancer in general, but any details regarding the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of Ms. Summer's case remain between her family and team of doctors."