TEENA MARIE March 5, 1956 – December 26, 2010
Legendary Motown singer Teena Marie has died at the age of 54.
The soul singer - real name Mary Christine Brockert - is believed to have died in her sleep at her home in California yesterday.
Marie, who often recorded under the name Lady T, was dubbed the IVORY QUEEN OF SOUL after becoming the first white artist to be signed by Motown.
The world just lost a fantastic set of pipes.