R&B veteran Teena Marie has reportedly passed away at the age of 54.
Teena Marie has provided fans with over 30 years of music dating back to the late 1970’s.
Teena Marie is best known for her 1980s hit singles “Lovergirl” and “Ooo La La La,” died at her home in Los Angeles on Sunday, according to news reports. She was 54.
The cause of death was not known, and a spokeswoman was not immediately available for comment. Her friend, percussionist Sheila E, reported on Twitter that Teena Marie had a history of seizures.
According to TMZ, a Relatives tells them Teena seemed fine yesterday, when she spent Christmas with her brother. Teena spoke at length yesterday with Lynn, who tells TMZ Teena seemed “fine.” So far it’s unclear what caused the singer’s death — but the Pasadena Police Department tells TMZ they do no suspect foul play.
They say it looks like Teena died of natural causes. The L.A. County Coroner’s Office will perform an autopsy. We’re told Teena had a seizure a month ago, but it’s unclear what triggered it. Marie was nominated for a Grammy four times … her first top ten hit was “I’m Just a Sucker for Your Love.”
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