Donna Summer's family will hold a memorial service next week.

The 'I Feel Love' hitmaker - who passed away in Florida yesterday (17.05.12) aged 63 - will be remembered in a private ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee next Wednesday (23.05.12), gossip website TMZ reports.

Donna's family chose Nashville - where Donna moved in 1994 - because it was a place ''close to her heart''.

Meanwhile, friends of the iconic disco singer - who is survived by husband Bruce Sudano, three daughters and four grandchildren - say she was ''healthy'' just months before her death, which is believed to have been from lung cancer, and was taking care of herself.

A source told People: ''She had lung cancer. She got it about a year ago. She was not a smoker [anymore].

''It's not like she was in bad shape. She was healthy, she was taking care of herself.''

US President Barack Obama has released a statement paying tribute to the singer.

He said: ''Donna truly was the 'Queen of Disco.' Her voice was unforgettable, and the music industry has lost a legend far too soon.''