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. Terri R

    Tina God Blessed you with a wonderful voice, and I am greatful to e one of the ones that hade a chance to listen to your music. For the ones who never heard her music or voice you missed a lot. May God Bless you and RIP all of my family loved you. My son who s seventeen was raised listening to your music in my house. We love Tina..............

    December 26, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Name*Brian Joe'l Barnes

    GOD takes the best! May your "New Journy" take you to all the beautiful places your music has taken the world. Rest in Peace Lady Songbird !!!

    December 26, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Doni

    Teena Marie, may your soul rest in peace. God gave you an amazing gift that you so graciously shared with us. Thank you for that. May the Lord grant your family peace during this difficult time. You are already missed.

    December 26, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Smiley

    Rick James came back for his Angel. Heaven will be filled with Fire n Desire!!! RIP

    December 26, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. FAN

    Rest in Paradise....TINA MARIE

    December 26, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cotten Kandi

      December 26, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • handballporvida13

      I don't recall how many Teena Marie concerts my wife and I had been to.In my opinion, she was one of the BEST and BADDEST female singers around. We were at her concert 2 1/2 years ago at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, and she put on a show. She must have stayed on stage for almost 2 hours. Hard to imagine her God. We will not see her anymore but, her music will live on forever. RIP Lady T!

      December 27, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
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      December 27, 2010 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Darnell

      In short, one of the best. My condolences to Ms. Marie's family and friends. She one of the best to ever pic of the mic and sing. The writing, vocal range, concepts of the songs, production, the list can go on and on. My favorite song , wow, after some thought.. I love them all.. much love family. much love.. will be definitely missed.

      December 27, 2010 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Dick I.S. Great

      WHO CARES?! Dig a hole and put her in it.....or drop a can of gas on her and light it!!!

      Get a life!

      December 27, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  6. Smiley

    Rick James came back for this Angel....

    December 26, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joann

      Absolutely! They were the best dynamic duo of 80’s: along with, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terril, Ike and Tina Turner, and Peaches and Herbs.

      December 26, 2010 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roger Blatto

      My condolences to all in the Osmand family, especially Donnie. I used to watch their show when I was younger. I always liked that she was a little bit country. Rest in Peace Marie.

      December 27, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. Linda

    RIP the lovely "Teena Marie" even though you are no longer with us, you did leave us with your beautiful voice, my heart and prayers goes out to your family, "GOD" will see them through..........

    December 26, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joann

    Teena Marie, Teena Marie words cannot express how deeply sadden I am that you left this world so soon. My mom and I are big fans of your music and we thank God so much for being on Earth as long as you did to give the world such rich, great, wonderful and soulful music; furthermore, your music will live on forever. My mom and I will keep your daughter and your family in our prayers and we will continue to play your songs before rise up to start our day and before we end our day. Now, Teena, you are surrounded by many r&b and hip-hop legends who have left this world so suddenly. Most importantly you are back together with your musical soul mate, Rick James. In addition, you and Rick James will sing Fire and Desire in the gates of Heaven. Thank you, Teena Marie, again for the wonderful music and rest in peace. The world loves you.

    December 26, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Uncle Charley

    TINA has Wings now!! fly to Christ and let him hold you in his love TINA MARIE!!! THE EARTH WILL MISS YOU

    December 26, 2010 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dj rodneyb1

    wow a big lost r.i.p. baby p.s. fire and desire

    December 26, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. DIVA

    RIP ,, MUCH 2 YOUNG I hope ur at rest and peace!

    December 26, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Xavier Wilds

    Wow I just found out . Imagine how hard it is on her family.

    December 26, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. enuffisenuff

    What can one say ... Thank you Teena Marie for helping us realize that soul transcends race and color. You will be missed.

    December 26, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dave

    I saw her at least 3 times live. What a great performer!

    Please focus on Tina and ingore the ignorant. She was fantastic!

    December 26, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. vstar

    My prayers go out to her daughter, family and loved ones. This sister was one of the baddest of all time. I'm soooo glad I got to see her live. Wow! How sad!

    December 26, 2010 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
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