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Reply #210 posted 12/26/10 6:45pm

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She was suppose to perform with Frankie Beverly and Maze on Fri.... and she had quite a few shows lined up for the new year

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Reply #211 posted 12/26/10 6:46pm

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angel345 said:

MickyDolenz said:

George Harrison was 58, and was stabbed a year before that by a "fan".

[Edited 12/26/10 18:39pm]

Because there was a rumor going around in London that he was a witch. Correct?

No, the "fan" said The Beatles were witches and had to be stopped. Some believe that the attack caused George's cancer to get worse.

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Reply #212 posted 12/26/10 6:47pm

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Timmy84 said:

purplethunder3121 said:

This list is indeed scary--especially if you are not that far from 50=makes you re-think your own health agenda... I so hope and pray that Aretha will recover!

To be honest I'm actually surprised Aretha has lived that long, she must have a guardian angel because all her issues (chain smoking for years, alcoholism, weight ballooning) could've killed a lesser person. I think it's partially due to her being a God-fearing woman who survived a whole ordeal. Or maybe she's just lucky but I do hope she makes a recovery from this. I'm still hopeful but as this point I'm at peace with whatever God decides for Aretha.

When Aretha departs whether it's a year or 40 years from now the response better be fit for a queen. That's all I'm gonna say.

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Reply #213 posted 12/26/10 6:48pm

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Leave the conspiracy bullshit out of this thread rolleyes

Agreed.

"Old man's gotta be the old man. Fish has got to be the fish."
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Reply #214 posted 12/26/10 6:51pm

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musicjunky318 said:

Timmy84 said:

To be honest I'm actually surprised Aretha has lived that long, she must have a guardian angel because all her issues (chain smoking for years, alcoholism, weight ballooning) could've killed a lesser person. I think it's partially due to her being a God-fearing woman who survived a whole ordeal. Or maybe she's just lucky but I do hope she makes a recovery from this. I'm still hopeful but as this point I'm at peace with whatever God decides for Aretha.

When Aretha departs whether it's a year or 40 years from now the response better be fit for a queen. That's all I'm gonna say.

It will be , you see how people are worried now.

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Reply #215 posted 12/26/10 6:51pm

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silverchild said:

TonyVanDam said:

In terms of Motown legends, Teena died before Diana Ross AND Martha Reeves. This equal the sadness of Michael leaving before Smokey Robinson AND Stevie Wonder.

Yep and them both dying so young. I have to say Teena's death is probably all the most shocking for me because she was still touring and working on music. Hell, she was still putting out solid material during her later years. She made a gigantic comeback on the music world back in 2004 when she did the album La Dona and the bomb ever since that release was ticking off. She is definitely one of my musical heroes in the game. Producer, arranger, musician, songwritier...I mean she had the whole music world on lock because it was rare to see females back in the day doing that. Her move from Motown to Epic Records and the drama that surrounded it was just so powerful to me, as she fought for her artistic credibility and rights as an artist. WOW...she was just a marvel.

We all know that Teena rules when it comes to slow jams! nod But I loved her twice as much when she was doing the funk/rock tracks.

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Reply #216 posted 12/26/10 6:52pm

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I know one thing. If, in the wake of Teena's passing, Smokey fixes his mouth to speak about the "Motown family", I'm coming for his ASS!

"Lack of home training crosses all boundaries."
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Reply #217 posted 12/26/10 6:54pm

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Timmy84 said:

On her 1984 album, Starchild, Teena paid tribute to her Motown colleague and one of her idols, Marvin Gaye on the fabulous song, "My Dear Mr. Gaye".





R.I.P. my dear Ms. Marie.



One of my faves. Still in shock over this.
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Reply #218 posted 12/26/10 6:55pm

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COMPUTERBLUE1984 said:

midiscover said:

Leave the conspiracy bullshit out of this thread rolleyes

Agreed.

Please let's leave all of that alone. Everyone is gonna leave this wicked Earth someday and we can only cherish what we are doing in our lives. Teena and others who have left us lived their lives to the fullest and they loved doing what they were doing one way or another, so let's stop please.

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Reply #219 posted 12/26/10 6:55pm

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MickyDolenz said:

angel345 said:

Because there was a rumor going around in London that he was a witch. Correct?

No, the "fan" said The Beatles were witches and had to be stopped. Some believe that the attack caused George's cancer to get worse.

I read something like that nod

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Reply #220 posted 12/26/10 6:56pm

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silverchild said:

COMPUTERBLUE1984 said:

Agreed.

Please let's leave all of that alone. Everyone is gonna leave this wicked Earth someday and we can only cherish what we are doing in our lives. Teena and others who have left us lived their lives to the fullest and they loved doing what they were doing one way or another, so let's stop please.

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Reply #221 posted 12/26/10 6:56pm

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Holy crap! This sucks. omfg bawl fit sad At least I have the memory of seeing her in concert a few years back, where I got to shake her hand as she was entering the arena.

We'll miss you greatly, Lady T.

pray rose dove angel typing

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Reply #222 posted 12/26/10 6:57pm

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babynoz said:

My favorite Teena song, cry

Mine too.

I tell ya, I choked up listening to it just now. The lyrics are beautiful and her voice is exquisite.

TEENA MARIE DEJA VU LYRICS -

I'm young and I’m old, I'm rich and I'm poor, I feel like I've been on this earth many times before. Once I was a white gazelle, on horseback riding free, Searching in the darkness for a piece of me,

I can feel this for sure, I’ve been here before. I can feel this for sure for sure. I’ve been here before,

I used to be a queen you know, in a island by the sea, with rainbow colored people Happy as can be, Never had a problem, there never was a care & Love was ever flowing and its feeling shared

& I can feel this for sure…ooh I’ve been here before. I can feel this for sure For sure for sure For sure for sure. Oh I’ve been here before, yes I have I can feel it I can feel it…ooh In my heart I feel it.

The soul feels like the Universe, It’s vast and never ends, stars to me are the children, babies are my friends. God is like a galaxy, within my spirit flies, felt this way a million times, please don’t ask me why. The question of my lifetime If you ask my point of view, they say it all was Karma Call it Déjà vu Call it Déjà vu Call it Déjà vu Call it Déjà vu Call it Déjà vu

And I can feel this for sure, I’ve been here before. And I can feel…. this for sure I’ve been here before I’ve been here before I can feel it.

I'm young and I’m old, I'm rich and I'm poor, I feel like I've been on this earth many times before. Once I was a white gazelle, on horseback riding free. Searching in the darkness for a piece of me, I used to be a queen you know In a island by the sea, with rainbow colored people Happy as can be There never was a problem, there never was a care & Love was ever flowing and its feeling shared.

And I can feel this for sure For sure for sure For sure for sure I’ve been here before I swear It I can feel this for sure I’ve been here before.

If hate is on your mind & you can’t give love the time If anger if your friend don’t know when you die you’ll come back again. It's in the master's plan... You’ll come back woman or man If your life is full of sin... don't you know when you die you'll come back again! I thank God... thank God...thank God...I'm not coming back no more!! I've been here before... thank God…thank God...thank God! (I don't want to come back no more!)

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #223 posted 12/26/10 6:57pm

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lyrics, music off the hook!

[Edited 12/26/10 18:59pm]

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Reply #224 posted 12/26/10 6:59pm

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some chick was raggin' on Sheila E on Twitter for 'reporting' it.. hmph!

some dude getting into it with the last person Teena Marie tweeted about confirmation not being on TMZ.. hmph!

ppl are so stupid and disrespectful

[Edited 12/26/10 19:00pm]

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Reply #225 posted 12/26/10 7:04pm

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MickyDolenz said:

TonyVanDam said:

The list of music legends dying out within 50-something is getting long:

Teena Marie

Michael Jackson

Barry White

Gerald LeVert

Rick James

Roger Troutman (murdered at age 47)

Luther Vandross

Teddy Pendergrass

Curtis Mayfield

George Harrison was 58, and was stabbed a year before that by a "fan".

[Edited 12/26/10 18:39pm]

John Lennon was only 40 when he got shot to death by (manchurian candidate?) Mark David Chapman.

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Reply #226 posted 12/26/10 7:05pm

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Well add Teena to the list of Motown legends who died before her time:

  • Shorty Long (1940-1969); aged 29, drowning
  • Benny Benjamin, Funk Brother (1925-1969); aged 44, stroke
  • Tammi Terrell (1945-1970); aged 24, complications of brain cancer
  • Paul Williams (1939-1973); aged 34, suicide
  • Al Bryant of the original Temptations (1939-1975); aged 36, cirrhosis of the liver
  • Florence Ballard (1943-1976); aged 32, coronary thrombosis
  • Georgeanna Tillman of the Marvelettes (1945-1980); aged 35, complications of lupus
  • Sandra Tilley of Martha and the Vandellas (1945-1981); aged 36, breast cancer
  • James Jamerson, Funk Brother (1936-1983); aged 47, lung cancer
  • Marvin Gaye (1939-1984); aged 44, gunshot wounds
  • Eddie "Bongo" Brown, Funk Brother (1932-1984); aged 52
  • O'Kelly Isley of the Isley Brothers (1937-1986); aged 48, heart attack
  • David Ruffin (1941-1991); aged 50, drug overdose
  • Eddie Kendricks (1939-1992); aged 52, lung cancer
  • Earl Van Dyke, Funk Brother (1930-1992); aged 52, prostate cancer
  • Mary Wells (1943-1992); aged 49, laryngeal cancer
  • Robert White, Funk Brother (1936-1994); aged 57
  • Melvin Franklin (1942-1995); aged 52, brain seizure (apparently this is what also killed Teena)
  • Ronnie White (1939-1995); aged 56, leukemia
  • Bobby DeBarge (1956-1995); aged 39, AIDS complications
  • Junior Walker (1931-1995); aged 64, cancer
  • Lawrence Payton of the Four Tops (1936-1997); aged 61, cancer
  • Gwen Gordy Fuqua, songwriter (1927-1999); aged 71, cancer
  • Barbara Randolph (1942-2002); aged 60, cancer
  • Johnny Bristol (1939-2004); aged 65, natural causes
  • Syreeta Wright (1946-2004); aged 57, congestive heart failure
  • Rick James (1948-2004); aged 56, heart attack
  • Edward Patten (1939-2005); aged 65, stroke brought on by diabetes
  • Renaldo "Obie" Benson of the Four Tops (1936-2005); aged 69, lung cancer
  • Billy Preston (1946-2006); aged 59, malignant hyper tension
  • Billy Henderson (1939-2007); aged 58, complications due to diabetes
  • Levi Stubbs (1936-2008); aged 72, natural causes
  • Michael Jackson (1958-2009); aged 50, cardiac arrest
  • Harvey Fuqua (1929-2010); aged 80, heart attack
  • Teena Marie (1956-2010); aged 54, apparently from a seizure

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If I miss more let me know. sad Of that list, only two lived past aged 70 but 70 is still a young age to clock out IMHO.

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Reply #227 posted 12/26/10 7:08pm

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Timmy84 said:

Well add Teena to the list of Motown legends who died before her time:

  • Shorty Long (1940-1969); aged 29, drowning
  • Benny Benjamin, Funk Brother (1925-1969); aged 44, stroke
  • Tammi Terrell (1945-1970); aged 24, complications of brain cancer
  • Paul Williams (1939-1973); aged 34, suicide
  • Al Bryant of the original Temptations (1939-1975); aged 36, cirrhosis of the liver
  • Florence Ballard (1943-1976); aged 32, coronary thrombosis
  • Georgeanna Tillman of the Marvelettes (1945-1980); aged 35, complications of lupus
  • Sandra Tilley of Martha and the Vandellas (1945-1981); aged 36, breast cancer
  • James Jamerson, Funk Brother (1936-1983); aged 47, lung cancer
  • Marvin Gaye (1939-1984); aged 44, gunshot wounds
  • Eddie "Bongo" Brown, Funk Brother (1932-1984); aged 52
  • O'Kelly Isley of the Isley Brothers (1937-1986); aged 48, heart attack
  • David Ruffin (1941-1991); aged 50, drug overdose
  • Eddie Kendricks (1939-1992); aged 52, lung cancer
  • Earl Van Dyke, Funk Brother (1930-1992); aged 52, prostate cancer
  • Mary Wells (1943-1992); aged 49, laryngeal cancer
  • Robert White, Funk Brother (1936-1994); aged 57
  • Melvin Franklin (1942-1995); aged 52, brain seizure (apparently this is what also killed Teena)
  • Ronnie White (1939-1995); aged 56, leukemia
  • Lawrence Payton of the Four Tops (1936-1997); aged 61, cancer
  • Gwen Gordy Fuqua, songwriter (1927-1999); aged 71, cancer
  • Barbara Randolph (1942-2002); aged 60, cancer
  • Rick James (1948-2004); aged 56, heart attack
  • Renaldo "Obie" Benson of the Four Tops (1936-2005); aged 69, lung cancer
  • Billy Henderson (1939-2007); aged 58, complications due to diabetes
  • Levi Stubbs (1936-2008); aged 72, natural causes
  • Michael Jackson (1958-2009); aged 50, cardiac arrest
  • Harvey Fuqua (1929-2010); aged 80, heart attack
  • Teena Marie (1956-2010); aged 54, apparently from a seizure

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If I miss more let me know. sad Of that list, only two lived past aged 70 but 70 is still a young age to clock out IMHO.

Some will say that label has a curse now *sighs*

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Reply #228 posted 12/26/10 7:08pm

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http://www.drfunkenberry....dead-at-54

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Reply #229 posted 12/26/10 7:08pm

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Timmy84 said:

Well add Teena to the list of Motown legends who died before her time:

  • Shorty Long (1940-1969); aged 29, drowning
  • Benny Benjamin, Funk Brother (1925-1969); aged 44, stroke
  • Tammi Terrell (1945-1970); aged 24, complications of brain cancer
  • Paul Williams (1939-1973); aged 34, suicide
  • Al Bryant of the original Temptations (1939-1975); aged 36, cirrhosis of the liver
  • Florence Ballard (1943-1976); aged 32, coronary thrombosis
  • Georgeanna Tillman of the Marvelettes (1945-1980); aged 35, complications of lupus
  • Sandra Tilley of Martha and the Vandellas (1945-1981); aged 36, breast cancer
  • James Jamerson, Funk Brother (1936-1983); aged 47, lung cancer
  • Marvin Gaye (1939-1984); aged 44, gunshot wounds
  • Eddie "Bongo" Brown, Funk Brother (1932-1984); aged 52
  • O'Kelly Isley of the Isley Brothers (1937-1986); aged 48, heart attack
  • David Ruffin (1941-1991); aged 50, drug overdose
  • Eddie Kendricks (1939-1992); aged 52, lung cancer
  • Earl Van Dyke, Funk Brother (1930-1992); aged 52, prostate cancer
  • Mary Wells (1943-1992); aged 49, laryngeal cancer
  • Robert White, Funk Brother (1936-1994); aged 57
  • Melvin Franklin (1942-1995); aged 52, brain seizure (apparently this is what also killed Teena)
  • Ronnie White (1939-1995); aged 56, leukemia
  • Lawrence Payton of the Four Tops (1936-1997); aged 61, cancer
  • Gwen Gordy Fuqua, songwriter (1927-1999); aged 71, cancer
  • Barbara Randolph (1942-2002); aged 60, cancer
  • Rick James (1948-2004); aged 56, heart attack
  • Renaldo "Obie" Benson of the Four Tops (1936-2005); aged 69, lung cancer
  • Billy Henderson (1939-2007); aged 58, complications due to diabetes
  • Levi Stubbs (1936-2008); aged 72, natural causes
  • Michael Jackson (1958-2009); aged 50, cardiac arrest
  • Harvey Fuqua (1929-2010); aged 80, heart attack
  • Teena Marie (1956-2010); aged 54, apparently from a seizure

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If I miss more let me know. sad Of that list, only two lived past aged 70 but 70 is still a young age to clock out IMHO.

Harvey Fuqua at age 80 hardly seems "before his time".

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Reply #230 posted 12/26/10 7:08pm

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I just heard the news and burst into tears.

I was fortunate to see her many, many years ago. The second chance I had to see her the show as cancelled because Rick died. I always thought I would get another chance.

I'm still stunned.

Been gone for a minute, now I'm back with the jump off
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Reply #231 posted 12/26/10 7:09pm

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OMG!! I just got home and saw the sad news on the Huffington Post.

RIP Lady Tee! You will be dearly missed! cry pray

My favorite Lady Tee songs:

Ooo La La La

Casanova Brown

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #232 posted 12/26/10 7:10pm

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posting in epic thread

man... we're talking a foundation block of my musical taste was built on her. I know that's the same for all of us.

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Still it's nice to know, when our bodies wear out, we can get another

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Reply #233 posted 12/26/10 7:10pm

Timmy84

babybugz said:

Timmy84 said:

Well add Teena to the list of Motown legends who died before her time:

  • Shorty Long (1940-1969); aged 29, drowning
  • Benny Benjamin, Funk Brother (1925-1969); aged 44, stroke
  • Tammi Terrell (1945-1970); aged 24, complications of brain cancer
  • Paul Williams (1939-1973); aged 34, suicide
  • Al Bryant of the original Temptations (1939-1975); aged 36, cirrhosis of the liver
  • Florence Ballard (1943-1976); aged 32, coronary thrombosis
  • Georgeanna Tillman of the Marvelettes (1945-1980); aged 35, complications of lupus
  • Sandra Tilley of Martha and the Vandellas (1945-1981); aged 36, breast cancer
  • James Jamerson, Funk Brother (1936-1983); aged 47, lung cancer
  • Marvin Gaye (1939-1984); aged 44, gunshot wounds
  • Eddie "Bongo" Brown, Funk Brother (1932-1984); aged 52
  • O'Kelly Isley of the Isley Brothers (1937-1986); aged 48, heart attack
  • David Ruffin (1941-1991); aged 50, drug overdose
  • Eddie Kendricks (1939-1992); aged 52, lung cancer
  • Earl Van Dyke, Funk Brother (1930-1992); aged 52, prostate cancer
  • Mary Wells (1943-1992); aged 49, laryngeal cancer
  • Robert White, Funk Brother (1936-1994); aged 57
  • Melvin Franklin (1942-1995); aged 52, brain seizure (apparently this is what also killed Teena)
  • Ronnie White (1939-1995); aged 56, leukemia
  • Lawrence Payton of the Four Tops (1936-1997); aged 61, cancer
  • Gwen Gordy Fuqua, songwriter (1927-1999); aged 71, cancer
  • Barbara Randolph (1942-2002); aged 60, cancer
  • Rick James (1948-2004); aged 56, heart attack
  • Renaldo "Obie" Benson of the Four Tops (1936-2005); aged 69, lung cancer
  • Billy Henderson (1939-2007); aged 58, complications due to diabetes
  • Levi Stubbs (1936-2008); aged 72, natural causes
  • Michael Jackson (1958-2009); aged 50, cardiac arrest
  • Harvey Fuqua (1929-2010); aged 80, heart attack
  • Teena Marie (1956-2010); aged 54, apparently from a seizure

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If I miss more let me know. sad Of that list, only two lived past aged 70 but 70 is still a young age to clock out IMHO.

Some will say that label has a curse now *sighs*

rolleyes I know... They can't just chalk it up that all these people had PROBLEMS!!! And Twitter is being REAL ignorant tonight.

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Reply #234 posted 12/26/10 7:11pm

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Timmy84, I think you missed James Brown from that list as well. rose

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Reply #235 posted 12/26/10 7:11pm

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cry RIP Lady T

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Reply #236 posted 12/26/10 7:11pm

Timmy84

errant said:

Timmy84 said:

Well add Teena to the list of Motown legends who died before her time:

  • Shorty Long (1940-1969); aged 29, drowning
  • Benny Benjamin, Funk Brother (1925-1969); aged 44, stroke
  • Tammi Terrell (1945-1970); aged 24, complications of brain cancer
  • Paul Williams (1939-1973); aged 34, suicide
  • Al Bryant of the original Temptations (1939-1975); aged 36, cirrhosis of the liver
  • Florence Ballard (1943-1976); aged 32, coronary thrombosis
  • Georgeanna Tillman of the Marvelettes (1945-1980); aged 35, complications of lupus
  • Sandra Tilley of Martha and the Vandellas (1945-1981); aged 36, breast cancer
  • James Jamerson, Funk Brother (1936-1983); aged 47, lung cancer
  • Marvin Gaye (1939-1984); aged 44, gunshot wounds
  • Eddie "Bongo" Brown, Funk Brother (1932-1984); aged 52
  • O'Kelly Isley of the Isley Brothers (1937-1986); aged 48, heart attack
  • David Ruffin (1941-1991); aged 50, drug overdose
  • Eddie Kendricks (1939-1992); aged 52, lung cancer
  • Earl Van Dyke, Funk Brother (1930-1992); aged 52, prostate cancer
  • Mary Wells (1943-1992); aged 49, laryngeal cancer
  • Robert White, Funk Brother (1936-1994); aged 57
  • Melvin Franklin (1942-1995); aged 52, brain seizure (apparently this is what also killed Teena)
  • Ronnie White (1939-1995); aged 56, leukemia
  • Lawrence Payton of the Four Tops (1936-1997); aged 61, cancer
  • Gwen Gordy Fuqua, songwriter (1927-1999); aged 71, cancer
  • Barbara Randolph (1942-2002); aged 60, cancer
  • Rick James (1948-2004); aged 56, heart attack
  • Renaldo "Obie" Benson of the Four Tops (1936-2005); aged 69, lung cancer
  • Billy Henderson (1939-2007); aged 58, complications due to diabetes
  • Levi Stubbs (1936-2008); aged 72, natural causes
  • Michael Jackson (1958-2009); aged 50, cardiac arrest
  • Harvey Fuqua (1929-2010); aged 80, heart attack
  • Teena Marie (1956-2010); aged 54, apparently from a seizure

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If I miss more let me know. sad Of that list, only two lived past aged 70 but 70 is still a young age to clock out IMHO.

Harvey Fuqua at age 80 hardly seems "before his time".

80 is still young to me.

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Reply #237 posted 12/26/10 7:11pm

musicjunky318

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Timmy84 said:

Well add Teena to the list of Motown legends who died before her time:

  • Shorty Long (1940-1969); aged 29, drowning
  • Benny Benjamin, Funk Brother (1925-1969); aged 44, stroke
  • Tammi Terrell (1945-1970); aged 24, complications of brain cancer
  • Paul Williams (1939-1973); aged 34, suicide
  • Al Bryant of the original Temptations (1939-1975); aged 36, cirrhosis of the liver
  • Florence Ballard (1943-1976); aged 32, coronary thrombosis
  • Georgeanna Tillman of the Marvelettes (1945-1980); aged 35, complications of lupus
  • Sandra Tilley of Martha and the Vandellas (1945-1981); aged 36, breast cancer
  • James Jamerson, Funk Brother (1936-1983); aged 47, lung cancer
  • Marvin Gaye (1939-1984); aged 44, gunshot wounds
  • Eddie "Bongo" Brown, Funk Brother (1932-1984); aged 52
  • O'Kelly Isley of the Isley Brothers (1937-1986); aged 48, heart attack
  • David Ruffin (1941-1991); aged 50, drug overdose
  • Eddie Kendricks (1939-1992); aged 52, lung cancer
  • Earl Van Dyke, Funk Brother (1930-1992); aged 52, prostate cancer
  • Mary Wells (1943-1992); aged 49, laryngeal cancer
  • Robert White, Funk Brother (1936-1994); aged 57
  • Melvin Franklin (1942-1995); aged 52, brain seizure (apparently this is what also killed Teena)
  • Ronnie White (1939-1995); aged 56, leukemia
  • Bobby DeBarge (1956-1995); aged 39, AIDS complications
  • Lawrence Payton of the Four Tops (1936-1997); aged 61, cancer
  • Gwen Gordy Fuqua, songwriter (1927-1999); aged 71, cancer
  • Barbara Randolph (1942-2002); aged 60, cancer
  • Rick James (1948-2004); aged 56, heart attack
  • Renaldo "Obie" Benson of the Four Tops (1936-2005); aged 69, lung cancer
  • Billy Henderson (1939-2007); aged 58, complications due to diabetes
  • Levi Stubbs (1936-2008); aged 72, natural causes
  • Michael Jackson (1958-2009); aged 50, cardiac arrest
  • Harvey Fuqua (1929-2010); aged 80, heart attack
  • Teena Marie (1956-2010); aged 54, apparently from a seizure

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If I miss more let me know. sad Of that list, only two lived past aged 70 but 70 is still a young age to clock out IMHO.

[Edited 12/26/10 19:08pm]

Syreeta Wright, Stevie's ex-wife. Congestive heart failure. 57 years old.

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Reply #238 posted 12/26/10 7:11pm

Timmy84

PurpleDiamond2009 said:

Timmy84, I think you missed James Brown from that list as well. rose

No I didn't. James Brown wasn't a Motown artist.

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Reply #239 posted 12/26/10 7:12pm

Timmy84

musicjunky318 said:

Timmy84 said:

Well add Teena to the list of Motown legends who died before her time:

  • Shorty Long (1940-1969); aged 29, drowning
  • Benny Benjamin, Funk Brother (1925-1969); aged 44, stroke
  • Tammi Terrell (1945-1970); aged 24, complications of brain cancer
  • Paul Williams (1939-1973); aged 34, suicide
  • Al Bryant of the original Temptations (1939-1975); aged 36, cirrhosis of the liver
  • Florence Ballard (1943-1976); aged 32, coronary thrombosis
  • Georgeanna Tillman of the Marvelettes (1945-1980); aged 35, complications of lupus
  • Sandra Tilley of Martha and the Vandellas (1945-1981); aged 36, breast cancer
  • James Jamerson, Funk Brother (1936-1983); aged 47, lung cancer
  • Marvin Gaye (1939-1984); aged 44, gunshot wounds
  • Eddie "Bongo" Brown, Funk Brother (1932-1984); aged 52
  • O'Kelly Isley of the Isley Brothers (1937-1986); aged 48, heart attack
  • David Ruffin (1941-1991); aged 50, drug overdose
  • Eddie Kendricks (1939-1992); aged 52, lung cancer
  • Earl Van Dyke, Funk Brother (1930-1992); aged 52, prostate cancer
  • Mary Wells (1943-1992); aged 49, laryngeal cancer
  • Robert White, Funk Brother (1936-1994); aged 57
  • Melvin Franklin (1942-1995); aged 52, brain seizure (apparently this is what also killed Teena)
  • Ronnie White (1939-1995); aged 56, leukemia
  • Bobby DeBarge (1956-1995); aged 39, AIDS complications
  • Lawrence Payton of the Four Tops (1936-1997); aged 61, cancer
  • Gwen Gordy Fuqua, songwriter (1927-1999); aged 71, cancer
  • Barbara Randolph (1942-2002); aged 60, cancer
  • Rick James (1948-2004); aged 56, heart attack
  • Renaldo "Obie" Benson of the Four Tops (1936-2005); aged 69, lung cancer
  • Billy Henderson (1939-2007); aged 58, complications due to diabetes
  • Levi Stubbs (1936-2008); aged 72, natural causes
  • Michael Jackson (1958-2009); aged 50, cardiac arrest
  • Harvey Fuqua (1929-2010); aged 80, heart attack
  • Teena Marie (1956-2010); aged 54, apparently from a seizure

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If I miss more let me know. sad Of that list, only two lived past aged 70 but 70 is still a young age to clock out IMHO.

[Edited 12/26/10 19:08pm]

Syreeta Wright, Stevie's ex-wife. Congestive heart failure. 57 years old.

Thanks.

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