CNN is reporting that Teena Marie, an award-winning singer-songwriter known for her R&B performances, has died, her manager said Sunday. She was 54. CNN contributer Roland Martin is reporting on his Twitter feed that Marie’s daughter found the singer in her California home this morning.
Marie was Rick James’ protege. The two gave us slow jam hits such as “Fire and Desire.” Her other hits include “Portuguese Love” and “Lovergirl.”
Listen to the TJMS for more news about Marie starting at 6 a.m. on My92.7. Call 705-570-7927 and tell us your favorite songs and personal memories about her music. Post your Teena Marie testimonials on our fanpage.