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. Pee

    An Angel from earth has parted a voice I loved is stilled. R.I.P Sweet Lady T

    December 26, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. deborah sands

    Teena and Rick back toghter again.

    December 26, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. LJ

    May Tina rest in peace as she begins on her journey to ever lasting life. Your soulful songs will always be remembered by your fans.

    December 26, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Darryl

    Wow, hung out with Tenna and Rick in the early 80's whenever they were in the Bay area. I'm deeply saddened. Everyones forever is different. RIP my friend.

    December 26, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. jr

    For the morons that sad who cares...really she was great..and 4 the idiots...yeah not worth a free waste of space replying to...!@*#!!

    December 26, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bill Clinton

      huh?

      December 26, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • clenyanna snow

      my condolenlsis goes out to you and your family hope you get beetter and she was a great talentedwomen forever missed

      December 26, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ron

    Portuguese Love- I won't let you go that easy. I say that I love you for your voice and talent. What a voice all will miss.

    December 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Square Biz

    RIP Lady T, the undisputed ivory queen of soul. I was rly hoping this wasn't true :(

    NP: "Out on a Limb" *tears*

    December 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Tina Marie Pollard

    I am so saddened to hear this news! I've known Teena since we were in High School together (Venice High School), we starred in our High School Musical Carousel together and used to always refer to each other as "The other Tina Marie" – such sad and devastating news! Just saw her at the LA COUNTY FAIR and had a great reunion! Rest in Peace Sweet One and know that I will always miss you and remember you as the other Tina Marie and the great fun we had! XOXO

    December 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Cassandra

    At such at lost right now!! I saw her this summer at the Jazz Fest here in VA. RIP beautiful one! Music truly lost one of it's best!!

    December 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Sonnieb

    Lady T!!! WOW!!! One of the best & knew how to give a great show! I'm glad I had the pleasure of seeing her live. Lady T you will be missed & I pray for her daughter & family.

    December 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Fitz

    Teena Marie is a legend, she is one artist who hasn't been featured on the blogs or in the tabloids as a loser or lost cause. My condolences to her family! A true artist has been lost today!

    December 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. blueydsoul

    Teena was/is and will always be my girl. LOVED her voice and her 30+ years in the music business is a testament to her massive talent, writer, producer, arranger, musician, singer, performer. She did it ALL!
    I will miss her dearly. I had the priviledge to see her once in concert when I was only 17 years old..I am 51 years old now.
    Gone too soon, I hope she is on a cloud in heaven singing a joyous duet with Rick.

    December 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. SandyMyers

    Lady T will be surely missed. No one can come close to filling her shoes. One of my favorite songs from her is Irons in the Fire. Sing on Heavenly Angel..you are with the Father now. Rest in Peace.

    December 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Kenya

    I decided to come to CNN to get confirmation my favorite singer of all time has died...then I decide to read our fellow American's comments and after 4 or 5 of them the topic changes to a**holes discussing stuff that has nothing to do with Teena. If you have nothing positive to say or related to the article then why comment at all. Geez...people don't respect the dead anymore and the wonderful contribitutions they brought to this shi*y world and all the shi*y people in it!!!!

    December 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kelli

      Kenya I hear you. Could not have said any better!

      December 26, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mike

    I started listening to Teena in 1980..... playing "I Need Your Lovin" right now...so sad to hear this. She brought a lot of joy into my life through her music.

    December 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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