Legend "Teena Marie" Dies At Age 54
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R&B singer "Teena Marie" was found dead on Sunday at her California home, at the age of 54, apparently suffering a seizure.
Born Mary Christine Brockert, the 54-year-old singer and songwriter was found by her daughter after apparently dying in her sleep, manager Mike Gardner said.
No cause of death has been released, however her publicist revealed that the singer suffered a grand mal seizure a month ago. Teena Marie is one of a very few select White singers, whom have been unreservedly, musically, accepted within the tapestry of Soul Music, consistently maintaining her popularity throughout her career.Teena is an accomplished vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and producer.
She was born in Santa Monica, California, with her roots being part Belgian, Portuguese, Irish, Italian, and Native American.Summer Dance Production, and also performed a role in the school's production of 'The Music Man'.She changed her name to Teena Marie when she was seventeen, and was spotted by Motown Records Berry Gordy in the 70's.Teena initially signed with Motown Records in 1976 as a backing singer.
Berry Gordy held back on releasing material on Teena, believing that the material on offer at the time was not up to her high standard.
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"Teena Marie" & "Faith Evans"
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