R&B Singer Tina Marie Dead at 54

December 27, 2010 at 6:52 am (Music, Reviews & Articles)

Sadly, R&B singer, Teena Marie, passed away suddenly yesterday. This news report by Andy Greenecomes from Rolling Stone, Dec. 26th…

R&B singer Teena Marie, best known for her 1980s hits “Lovergirl,” “Ooo La La La” and “Lead Me On,” died in her sleep last night of unknown causes in her Los Angeles home. She was 54.

Marie’s debut LP, 1979’s Wild and Peaceful, was written with her mentor Rick James, who dueted with Marie on her breakthrough single “I’m A Sucker For Your Love.” Motown, who rarely signed white artists, didn’t put her photo on the cover — leading to a longstanding belief that Marie was actually black.

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