December 27, 2010

One of the Best - R&B Singer-Songwriter Teena Marie Has Died at Age 54

R&B singer Teena Marie has died at the age of 54, her manager Mike Gardner confirms to Gardner told the news outlet Marie passed away in her sleep and was found by her daughter, Alia Rose.

Marie was scheduled to perform in Atlanta later this week after suffering a grand mal seizure a month ago, according to her publicist Lynn Jeter. Marie was best known for her hit "Lovergirl" and her work with R&B/Funk legend Rick James. Marie, who signed with Motown Records in 1976, released 13 albums during her career. In an eerie twist, the singer tweeted this Sarah Vaughn lyric on Christmas Day: "May You never grow old, and may I never die."

It is difficult to choose one defining song to sum up Teena Marie's career, but here is one of our favorites.

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