Boston-bred pop star Donna Summer dies at 63 ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Associated Press Donna Summer held her award at the Billboard Number 1 Music Awards in Santa Monica in 1997. Associated Press Summer swirled the skirt of her leopard-print dress during her concert at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles in 1979. Reed Saxon/Associated Press In November 1979, Gerald and Betty Ford, left, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center board chairman Steve Broidy, and Donna Summer attended a reception prior to a disco party benefit in Beverly Hills. Mario Anzuoni/REUTERS Summer performed with Earth, Wind and Fire during the 13th annual Race to Erase MS gala in Century City, Calif., in 2007. Kevork Djansezian/Associated Press/file Summer performed during the "American Idol" finale at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on May 21, 2008. MARC MUELLER/AFP/Getty Images In July 2009, Summer performed on stage in Berlin. Bjorn Sigurdson/AFP/Getty Images Summer performed during the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo Spektrum in December 2009. Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS Summer at NBC's Today Show Summer Concert Series in New York in May 2008.