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. Vella

    She was one of my favorite singers. R.I.P.Teena

    December 27, 2010 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |

    [Jehovah] will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces.—Isa. 25:8.

    December 27, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. lynn

    She had a coupla serious accidents during the time of Hurricane Katrina-a picture in a hotel fell and hit her in the head......and she is only five feet tall, who knows this could have been the beginning of seizures? If he picture was heavy enough it could have done some damage...

    Also a refrigerator fell on her that same year............about 500 lbs............I am pretty sure this affected her body.........

    December 27, 2010 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. Name*

    Very sad news, she is one of my favorite artist. I was waitn for her to come back to columbus. R.I.P. Sister

    December 27, 2010 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. Vegetarian

    Ignore the ignorance.
    Bye Tina. See you next time. Saw you in Orlando once.

    December 27, 2010 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tiki Woulard

    Rest in peace 'Lady T'. You will definitely be missed!

    December 27, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  7. mys68

    Teena's legacy lives on!!! Aladdin's Lamp, Behind The Groove, Casanova Brown, Cupid Is A Real Straight Shooter, Dear Lover, Deja Vu (I've Been Here Before), Fire And Desire, Happy, I Need Your Loving, If I Were A Bell, I'm Just A Sucker Fo...r Your Love, I'm Still In Love, Irons In The Fire, It Must Be Magic, Just Us Two, Lovergirl, Miracles Need Wings To Fly, Ooh La La La, Ooh Wee, Out On A Limb, Portuguese Love, Shadow Boxing, Shangri-La, Square Biz, We've Got To Stop Meeting Like This, We've Got To Stop Meeting Like This, Work It, You Go To My Head, You Make Love Like Springtime, Young Love

    December 27, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  8. myra thomas

    I cried this morning after steve Harvey announced the passing of Teena Marie,and I listened to him play her song "I've Been Here Before" her words were proufound especially Post Humous. I Loved her, her music , and especially that song. May you R.I.P. Lady Teena LaDonna

    December 27, 2010 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
  9. Kaigler

    RIP Tenna

    December 27, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jesus

    Teena Marie along with The Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald and The Tom Tom Club were just a few of the white artists who were influenced by black music. They all put their mark on the music and we loved them for it. A true LOVER OF MUSIC knows what Teena means to R & B. She was one of the best ever and will be missed.

    December 27, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Aqualung

      The entire genre of rock music would not even exist without copious borrowing (and *cough* stealing *cough*) from African-American musicians. But I think what you are saying, in the artists that you referenced, the borrowing was more upfront and collegial in nature.

      December 27, 2010 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mz Loni

    I am so hurt , yet want to sent my condolences and prayers to her daughter and family. Ms. Teena Marie rest in peace and know that we love you:-)

    December 27, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  12. jackdazey

    you will be missed Lady T... You were the lovergirl who filled my heart and music with fire and desire. Rest peacefully my ivory queen of soul.


    December 27, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  13. myra thomas

    They say to be absent from the body, is to be present with the LORD. Teena is in a better place.I'm chagrined by the negative comments that some people are making, at a time like this.Their negative comments are an inner reflection of who they really are. Teena Marie will be truely missed by her Family,Friends, and Fans. May God be with her family during this very difficult time. Rest In Peace Teena.

    December 27, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  14. Roxanne

    WOW! Just talked about Teena Marie on Christmas Day. My daughter, the second generation, asked about me about going to her next concert in Philly. Teena, you gave us so much of you through your music. Thank you for a lifetime
    of memories. Smile...GOD has an angel singing for him now! LOVE, PEACE and SOUL

    December 27, 2010 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  15. NatStep

    I was on my way to work this morning and the first thing that I heard on the TJMS was that we lost a legend Teena Marie. A single tear fell from my eye as I remembered her in concert with Rick James back in the 70's. She will truly be missed and was loved by us all. I am also saddened to hear that her only child found her dead. There is peace and reassurance in knowing that she is with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! Your memory will truly live on as with the other greats who have gone before you.

    December 27, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael J. Nixon

      This truly is a tragic moment to lose one of the hottest R & B ladies of all time. Pray for the family and may Teena rest in peace and sing amongst the angels in Heaven.

      December 27, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
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