Donna Summer: Cancer caused by 9/11

2012-05-18 09:42
Los Angeles - Donna Summer believed the 9/11 terrorism acts contributed to her lung cancer.

The star died aged 63 on Thursday and according to reports she had complained that toxic dust containing lead, asbestos and mercury was the reason for her ill health.

Donna - who passed away in Florida - was in a nearby apartment building in New York City on the day of the attacks in 2001.

According to The Sun, the devout Christian had previous said: "I was really freaked out by the horrific experiences of that day.

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"I couldn't go out, I didn't want to talk to anybody. I had to keep the blinds down and stay in my bedroom. I went to church and light came back into my soul. That heaviness was gone."

Apparently the I Feel Love singer had a premonition about the tragic events.

She recalled in 2008: "My husband and I were walking down the street. I had this feeling. I said, 'Honey, I feel like terrorism, high on top of the buildings.'

"I knew something was going to happen. When it did, I flipped out."

It is believed around 1 000 people exposed to the dust have died - 350 of them from cancer.

Dr John Howard, the 9/11 Federal Health Director, said: "I think it is plausible that many people will die of the many conditions we've seen due to their exposure."


  • Bryan - 2012-05-18 09:57

    Umm.. Big loss to the music industry but really... WTF!!!

      Preshen - 2012-05-18 10:37

      Al-Queda must be sued

      Tuco - 2012-05-18 10:55

      Geeeez!!!!!! Its so amazing how the 9/11 event was linked to her. my gosh!!!

      andynct - 2012-05-18 11:59

      Exactly. She was a smoker who performed in many smoke filled clubs but her lung cancer was because 9/11. WTF! Denial I think.

  • Tamaranui - 2012-05-18 10:02

    Condolences, Great Musician and a great Human being. Great tunes........ Another loss to the Human race.

  • ian.levinson.7 - 2012-05-18 10:03

    RIP Donna, will miss you, always loved your music

      ian.levinson.7 - 2012-05-18 10:19

      wtf, a thumbs down for my comment, sick fk

  • christie.toni - 2012-05-18 10:50

    An absolute icon of my youth, my heart is breaking; more for my lost youth, than Donna's lost life. A wee bit selfish but thats the way the cookie crumbles

  • Iggy - 2012-05-18 10:56

    Susan Lindauer,the 'rogue cia agent mentions the use of thermo nuclear device by the US. cia knew about the attacks and they took advantage

      jeffrey.jones.357 - 2012-05-18 19:02

      I believe it was the Church of the Latter Day Saints that carried out the 9/11 attacks. Everyone knows it could not possibly be Muslims, after all Islam is the "Religion of Peace" - nudge nudge, wink wink.

      jeffrey.jones.357 - 2012-05-18 19:04

      @said.s.abdi.5, You can't think, you're a muslim, you can only reiterate the thoughts that your religion has brainwashed you with.

  • jack.kelly.3386 - 2012-05-18 13:31

    How about going after Wall St, Big Oil, the CIA and Mossad. Believe anything you want and that includes Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and God.

  • Divya - 2012-05-18 13:44

    Whether 9/11 or not, she was only 63. So many people seem to be dying of cancer in their 60s. I saw her in concert when I was around 7 yrs old - great show...she changed outfits for almost each song. Donna will be missed. - by Divya Nanjappa

  • Jamie - 2012-05-18 18:16

    "It is believed around 1 000 people exposed to the dust have died - 350 of them from cancer" - and 600 of the other 650 of old age, also due to 9/11, I suppose.

  • Martha Van Wyk - 2012-05-18 22:03

    wtf, really thats just crap... come on! how on earth did she get to that, so every body that is sick or gonna get sick is gonna blame the 9/11. thats just funny

  • John - 2012-05-19 11:37

    She was brilliant entertainer, god bless !!

  • Deograceos - 2012-05-19 17:29

    its unfortunate that we have lost a darling of many in the names of Donna Summer but her legacy will live on for ever. But death is for every one at a certain time. therefore we rejoice for her contribution to a just cause.

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-05-20 09:31

    Rest In Peace. Your music will live on.

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