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teena marie passes away

So sad.

Grammy nominated R&B singer Teena Marie has passed away at 54 years old.

According to Marie's publicist, Lynn Jeter, she suffered a grand mal seizure a month before her death.

The R&B singer gave us 13 studio albums over the course of her career, and she was one of the top white artists under the Motown Records label.

Our thoughts are with Marie's friends and family and many, many fans.

She will be missed.

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19 comments to “R.I.P.”

  1. 1

    Such sad news.
    Five years ago she did a free concert in City Hall Park, NYC, as part of the J&R Music Festival. She was in fine form, sounded great, and I was thrilled to see her.
    Rest in peace, dear.

  2. 2

    RIP baby, you were a very upbeat artist, mostlikely the only white singer of the 80's who could accually sing with soul. Damnn why all the talented die while taylor swift and rhianna get to live? smh teena will be missed, the white girl on the outside but a soulful sista on the inside.

  3. 3

    Criminally underrated and majorly talented. A lot of people seem to remember her solely for "Lovergirl" in the 80s, but she was so much more than that. Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, etc. Not the first white girl to rap on a song, but she showed she had swagger back in 1981 when she rapped on "Square Biz."
    RIP Lady T!

  4. 4

    I love love love her song "Lovergirl". You can listen to it on Youtube.

  5. 5

    So sad :(
    She was so amazing!

  6. 6

    I JUST SAW HER IN A.C.! She was amazing….she voice was such a gift! RIP :(

  7. 7

    R.I.P our beautiful songbird! You touched all of our souls with your incredible talent and grace! I feel so incredibly privileged to have seen you perform live-YOU WERE TRULY ONE OF A KIND!!! Our prayers go out to your daughter Alia Rose, and your whole family. You'll be missed!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful voice. You were unique and irreplaceable!!

  8. 8

    Re: YoungTaurus – You said exactly what I wanted to say. You just said it more coherently. I'll always love her for Portuguese in Love and Out on a Limb.

  9. 9

    She had a beautiful voice.. she will always be remembered and missed!! RIP and warm wishes to her family!

  10. GG78 says – reply to this


    She was a great singer. Very sad.

  11. PHARO says – reply to this



  12. 12

    So sad! Such a talented and influential singer - Mary J. Blige cites her as her favorite musician/vocalist. Love this woman ,she will be msised!

  13. 13

    Re: gigiloves – My prayers are with her family, friends, and her daughter especially. She's the one that found her dead in her sleep. They looked SO incredibly close. Terrible news. She was a great artist and underrated as well.

  14. 14

    May u sing with the angels in heaven tear….
    Thank you for teaching me about love and romance through your songs… sigh
    just can't believe it…
    condolences to your daughter…..

  15. chiro says – reply to this


    She's the blackest white woman Motown has ever known! She will truly be missed!!!!

  16. 16

    OMG! RIP Teena Marie! What a powerful voice. I found some of my parents old CD's and she has major pipes. Love her music and voice. She will be missed. Prayers to her family. She is in the arms of the angels. Also you can see her on VHI HD.

  17. 17

    Very sad….I was stunned when I heard it; did not expect that…=[ She will be missed!!! R.I.P.!!!!♥

  18. @v@ says – reply to this


    She and Rick are tearing it up funk style, upstairs.

  19. 19

    So sad, indeed! I loved her music! RIP Teena Marie!