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. Tina Robinson

    I am so deeply touched by the passing of the Ivory Queen Ms. Teena Marie. I have loved her since she came on the scene, and i have all of her albums. I just wanted to say to her daughter your Mom was the Greatest!! and i am so sorry for your loss. And to the rest of her family, the world will be in mourning with you. Though a lot of us did not know her personally, we knew of her Musically. Teena's music will live on and in our homes, cars, and whatever we have to play it on. R. I. P. Teena I Love You and so does the World.

    December 26, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Patricia

    I just cried when my husband told me she died. I love her music and grew up listening to her since I was 7 years old. I play her music in my car daily. Just can't believe this so so Sad! I pray for her daughter to find peace with this. I can't imagine what she is going through. No one can touch Teena, her voice is angelic. God bless her family.

    December 26, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Name*Mr.Biggs

    This so very sad, she will be truly missed

    December 26, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jaden Mallory

    The Song has ended but the Melody will linger on in our hearts. Rest well with the Angels.

    December 26, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Glo

    I am deeply sad to hear you are gone lady T. May you sing with the angel up in heaven now. I will truly miss you. You have brought so many happy times and up lifting words of love in my heart through your beautiful voice. Thank you for sharing your music to the will never be forgotten and your music will sing forever in our hearts.

    December 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. cherCO

    Aw, so sad :(((
    I loved Teena Marie's music.
    She was great in concert, full of energy. She pulled you into her stage show.
    Doesn't matter how she died, the point is she is dead.
    Seriously, if you never heard of this lady have some common sense. Just read the comments. If you must, do some research. No need to dis the dead. Have some respect for life and the living and death and the dying.

    December 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. lady dee

    oh yes tina was my girl sorry for the family and u all have my condolences love her voice she is one of the top female singers of all times i rank her up there with patti labelle and a few others but god was ready for her to come home i know its a time for sorrow but just b happy for tina that she has no mor worries trials and tribulations she is with the lord now and at peace love u tina always was listening to her misic a few hours ago bye lady t rest in peace

    December 26, 2010 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. PR

    WOW!!! Born in the 70's let you enjoy real music. Looking for the 45's to have them preserved. Daughter be strong and know your Mother is proud of you, take it one day at a time.


    Don't entertain foolish- ignorance ...grow up!

    December 26, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Angie

    RIP Lady T. May God bless u & your family.

    December 26, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Betty McIntosh

    Wow. I downloaded her songs right after the tvone "Unsung" special. Miss Teena Marie, you will truly be missed by three generations of my family (and I'm the oldest-my GRANDDAUGHTER knows and loves her). Rest in peace.

    December 26, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Garry W.B.

    Songstress superb. You were and still will be one of the most powerfull R&B voices that have graced the airwave. Rest peacefully assured that your musical contribution will live forever in our hearts, soul and mind. You will not be forgotten. God has bless you and now he has taken you to join him, sing on Teena, sing on.

    December 26, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jerry

    Peace Teena

    December 26, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Robert in Atlanta

    It was so much fun being in my twenties during the height of Teena's career. I spent many nights dancing to her music in clubs in Atlanta back in the the 80's. All the DJ needed to do to get people on the floor was pop a Teena vinyl on the turn table and the club started to HOP. God it was great! Finally saw her in concert at the House of Blues in New Orleans...had front row seats...what a blast! Teena you'll be missed but never forgotten. I'm listening to you right now. THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT MUSIC AND GOOD TIMES!

    December 26, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Reuel

    What a sad day this is to loose such a beautiful voice, icon and person. I will miss you greatley but will continue to listen to you as I am your biggest fan.

    December 26, 2010 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Iris

    I'm deeply hurt ans in tears about the news. Condolences out to her daughter and the rest of the family. She is a legend and will be truley missed!

    December 26, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
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