Teena Marie, Dead at 54…RIP

According to CNNs Roland Martin, R&B singer Teena Marie has passed away at the age of 54. Martin cites Marie’s manager, Mike Gardner.

RadioFacts.com was the first to report the news; they sent along the link toPhiladelphia radio station WDAS.

Born Marie Christine Brockert, Teena Marie rose to prominence in the late 70s and 80s, striking a musical and personal partnership with funk legend Rick James. She released 13 studio albums, six of which went platinum on the US R&B chart. Two of her albums went platinum, and six altogether were gold.

Marie’s biggest hit came in 1984 with her single ‘Lovergirl,’ which peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

RIP Teena Marie…

The Court of Public Opinion

  • R.I.P. Lady Tee Your music will stay forever like the melodies of her beautiful soul rich vocals of the likes like Phillis Hymen and Billy Holiday Sarah Vaughn she ‘s with the greats and I know that she can’t be duplicated her walk is with the greatest now and i think her passing deeply touches lot of people especially sister’s in the hood who love their families and men. I feel I can feel her gift in her voice her messages in her music. May God bless her and her family Tina will always be one of the legendary of our time. Lady Tee your present will be missed but your soulful sounds are universal, powerful. Much love and respect!

  • Tina Maria is like the California girl walking the Venice beach boardwalk and Smelling the fresh Santa Monica ocean breeze She’s a powerful voice and even though I feel she did not get enough recognition in the music industry like every great person who passed on ward God has a calling bigger than man’s she’s with the Angels now and I will always be her fan sister and friend