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Donna Summer

Private Funeral Service

Set for Tomorrow

5/22/2012 8:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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As we reported, "Disco Queen" Donna Summer will be laid to rest Wednesday during a private ceremony at a church in Nashville, TN.

We're told the church is expecting a capacity crowd -- roughly 1,000 people -- but the service is invitation only.

The family is adamant ... they don't want the ceremony to become a media spectacle and they've put together a strict guest list consisting of close friends and family members.

It's unclear if any of Donna's famous friends will attend -- but we're told people are flying in from all over the country.

TMZ broke the story ... Donna passed away in Florida last week after battling lung cancer. She was 63.

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16.

I Was About To Say    

Her famous friends won't be there because they are already dead too :(

And for the person asking why tmz chose the worst photos...that's what the media does, you shouldn't be surprised.

887 days ago
17.

cbbraddy    

Before they close the casket for the final time, they're going to say...

"Last chance... Last chance! Last chance... to show your... looooooove!"

887 days ago
18.

DIMITRIS GREECE    

Thanks for the great music and good memories...RIP Donna. from ATHENS GRECE HELLAS

887 days ago
19.

kat    

i think they pick the worst pictures because they are not copyrighted and tmz the does not have to pay

887 days ago
20.

Tyler    

At least her family will not show the funeral on TV to gain publicity or a chance for reality TV like Whitney's family has done and is doing.

887 days ago
22.

john johnson    

r.i.p. mz summer.

886 days ago
23.

myopinion    

RIP Donna...WOW she looks a lot like Wendy Williams in her later years.

886 days ago
24.

Jeff Davis     

Donna was a one of a kind singer. Unique. Her voice was magical. Her last appearance with David Foster and friends was truly amazing. Un break my heart. Wow! Don't forget to play Last Dance or your favorite Summer song tomorrow as she is laid to rest. No more tears for the bad girl, heaven knows you will be missed.

886 days ago
25.

Jeff Davis     

Donna's voice was one of a kind. Unique. Play Last Dance tomorrow as she is laid to rest. It would be nice to see her inducted into the RR Hall of Fame next year. My wish is that Billboard Magazine give her the Millennium Award next year and the Grammy's do a proper tribute. HEAVEN KNOWS she deserves it.

886 days ago
26.

diana    

if they make a movie of her life i think WENDY WILLIAMS should play her that pic they have up is wendy's twin.....my prayers are with her and her family......

886 days ago
27.

ginger    

she was the best i just loved her music my son just loved her to rest with the lord

886 days ago
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