Posted in music on December 27, 2010

Teena Marie

The death of R&B legend Teena Marie continues to shock fans, who still can't comprehend the "Lovergirl" singer's unexpected passing at age 54 on Sunday.

"My heart is broken," "The Talk" co-host Holly Robinson Peete told CNN analyst Roland S. Martin. "Teena Marie was an R&B Empress, a music pioneer, a brilliant songwriter/producer with the most original powerhouse vocals ever. Nobody sang like Teena! But above all she was an exceptional human being, a humanitarian and an authentic friend who I will miss dearly."

En Vogue member Cindy Herron echoed Peete's sentiments: "It's a loss for those who loves her music, but also the music world," she told Martin. "She still had so much to offer."

According to Marie's publicist, Lynn Jeter, the superstar suffered a grand mal seizure last month while watching a movie with her 18-year-old daughter. She was then put on medication that made her suicidal, so Marie "reduced the meds herself," says Jeter. Marie was looking forward to performing at a gig in Atlanta this week, but that concert never came to pass. "She evidently died in her sleep and her daughter found her," Jeter says.

Still, the "Square Biz" singer's legacy will live on, says Lionel Richie. [CNN]

RIP Teena Marie. Video news coverage, tributes and songs below...

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Comments (15)

Lady T was the real deal!
She will be sorely missed

R.I.P.

Posted by Jeff | December 27, 2010 2:54 PM

That is way too young nowadays. RIP.

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2010 3:26 PM

Bless her soul, because she has sure blessed the world with her voice!
R.I.P. Tina M.

Posted by Frelove | December 27, 2010 3:34 PM

no Teena MEHrie joke yet. i'm impressed.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2010 12:48 AM

^ That is because it is extremley distastful to disrespect the dead!

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2010 7:16 AM

Teena Marie is a true legend. I really loved her music. She was very gifted. She will certainly be missed. I was very sad to learn about the news that she passed away, but she will live on through her music. May she rest in peace! Thank you for the post.

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Posted by Redes de Proteção | December 19, 2012 8:54 AM

My beautiful Lady Tee. You're up there with Minnie making Heaven quake with your leonine vocals. Thank you for coming into my life when I was but a sophomore in high school in 1979. I will always love you and your music will always live inside my heart & soul. xoxoxo!

Posted by Starr | May 5, 2014 5:17 PM

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