Donna Summer reportedly believed inhaling toxic air after 9/11 gave her the lung cancer which ultimately killed her.
According to TMZ:
Sources close to the singer tell TMZ what we were hearing this morning — that Donna was in New York City during 9/11, living at an apartment near Ground Zero.
Donna became almost paranoid about breathing the air, which was heavy with a rancid odor.
She reportedly went so far as spraying disinfectant in the air to keep the air clean. The host of “Dance Fever,” Deney Terrio told TMZ when he was around Donna post 9/11, she would hang silk sheets in her dressing room to prevent dust from coming in.