Sunday, December 26, 2010

Teena Marie Has Died at 54

Several sources have confirmed that R&B singer Teena Marie has died at the age of 54. Although no major media outlet had published an official obituary at the time of this blog posting, several reliable sources, including the venerable WDAS radio station in Philadelphia have confirmed her death. Also, Ron Isley has stated that Teena Marie has died on his Twitter account.

Update: CNN has also confirmed Marie's death with her manager.

Update II: People Magazine, the New York Daily News, the Palm Beach Post, and several other sources have now confirmed Marie's death. The Palm Beach Post article, written by Rhonda Swan, is a touching tribute. This remains a breaking news story.

Update III: CNN has published a more extensive story regarding Marie and her untimely death. While the cause of death remains unknown, her publicist states that she suffered a grand mal seizure last month.

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