by Donna Summer’s death. ABC News:
“Her voice was unforgettable, and the music industry has lost a legend far too soon. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Donna’s family and her dedicated fans,” the president said in a written statement.
Note that he still hasn’t said anything about Adam Yauch’s [of the Beastie Boys] death. Not that he’s supposed to – he’s the President and has much to do. But I don’t think I’m the first person to point out that if a black artist dies [Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer, and etc] Obama’s all over it with a press release or statement.