Singer Teena Marie dead at 54
December 26th, 2010
08:43 PM ET

Singer Teena Marie dead at 54

Teena Marie, an award-winning singer-songwriter known for her R&B
performances, has died, her manager said Sunday. The performer was 54.

Marie was found dead by her daughter after apparently dying in her sleep,
manager Mike Gardner said.

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  1. Mavin Rose

    To "Tootles," "RuffNutt," and the rest of the stooges: Another thing about Teena Marie. As pint-sized as she was, she stood TALL for her rights by filing – AND WINNING – a lawsuit involving the cessation (that means ending of, stooges) of contractual obligations, which set a precedent for musicians and performers. And I'm sure that neither of you would not have been able to walk away from Teena's face having spewed out that trash without her reading you like the words to her next chart-topping singles, "'Tootles' or 'Tootsie'?" and "Peach Fuzz Nuts". "Tootles" is the signature line I remember Tootie Ramsey from the show "The Facts of Life" saying back in the day, most likely before you could even talk but were probably old enough to. What does having that tagline say about you and what you consider worth sticking your chest out about? It only makes me wonder what kind of chest you really may be sticking out. Keep on making comments like those about the wrong one – who has not left this world yet – and have it get back to them... curtains, lights out. And not in your sleep, Heaven help you.

    February 22, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    May God be with her family and friends. God will watch over you all in this time of need, I know...,.,

    June 30, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Willie Will

    I Love Your Music Tinia. Your Music will always be a part of me. Thank You

    August 1, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Name liz

    Wow my son just told me today Dec 25th 2011 that she had passed away on Dec26th 2010 I was in shocked I couldn't believe it so I had to look her up myself,it will b a yr tomorrow that she passed,she was a good performer she will be truly missed RIP. TINA MARIE

    December 25, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Jeanette Soto

    Her music will always be alive and will always be special.

    April 26, 2012 at 12:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. John true

    Tinna, You set the standard for a fantastic live performing soulfull singer...God bless you dearest.

    May 14, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. vonnjai

    A week doesnt go by... .. I have to play your music *** I miss you an your killer concerts glad I was there.
    You are singin' in the heavely host choir with All the angels ......

    August 24, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Tammy

    She was a good singer she really was but she died that was really sad 😔😔😔

    October 27, 2012 at 2:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Tammy

    She had good talent but we can still here her songs😃

    October 27, 2012 at 2:44 am | Report abuse | Reply


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