December 27, 2010
Video: Ooo La La La [Live on Soul Train] - Teena Marie
Well, if you haven't heard by now, legendary blue-eyed soul singer Teena Marie passed away Sunday morning from what appears to be natural causes.
Her daughter discovered her body in the bedroom of the singer's home who passed away in her sleep. It has been reported (though I haven't seen it confirmed anywhere) that she may have passed away after having a seizure (she has suffered from these before).
Teena Marie had one of the most soulful voices. I've seen people referring to her as the "Blackest White Girl" and speaking with my Mom, she said when Teena Marie's album first dropped, her label decided to not put her on the cover because they weren't sure how people were going to react to a White girl with such a powerful voice.
Not sure how true that is, but one could believe it.
Her passing comes about four years after that of Rick James, a constant collaborator.
Now Fire & Desire may rest peacefully.