It is with sadness that we learned of R&B legend Teena Marie’s passing earlier today. Various sources, including CNN and the Huffington Post reported that the legendary singer passed away during the early hours of December 26th.
She was an incredible talent and an immensely soulful singer with a career that spanned three decades. In an interview with Insomniac Magazine, when asked what she attributes to the longevity that she’s enjoyed in the highly competitive music industry, she shared, “I think it’s a combination of passion and truth. Definitely a gift from God.” She also discussed her connection to fans, mentioning how tools such as Twitter helped her keep the connection going. On the day before her death, the singer tweeted the following quote from the late jazz great Sarah Vaughn, “May you never grow old, and may I never die…” Lady Tee and her amazing voice will live in the hearts and playlists of her fans for years to come.
Below is a YouTube video of Teena performing her hit “Lover Girl.”