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Teddy Pendergrass, Soul Singer, dies 59

Teddy Pendergrass (March 26, 1950 — January 13, 2010) was an American R&B/soul singer and songwriter. Also known by the nicknames Teddy P, TP, or Teddy Bear, Pendergrass first rose to fame as lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in the 1970s before embarking on a successful solo career at the end of the decade.

Death of Teddy Pendergrass
Teddy Pendergrass died at Bryn Mawr Hospital at age 59, from complications following surgery for colon cancer.

Pendergrass was Paralyzed from the waist down since 1982
On March 18, 1982, in the Germantown section of Philadelphia on Lincoln Drive, Pendergrass was involved in an automobile accident. The brakes failed on his 1981 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit, causing the car to hit a guard rail, cross into the opposite traffic lane, and hit two trees. Pendergrass and his passenger, Tenika Watson, a transsexual nightclub performer with whom Pendergrass was casually acquainted, were trapped in the wreckage for 45 minutes. While Watson walked away from the accident with minor injuries, Pendergrass suffered a spinal cord injury leaving him paralyzed from the waist down

Teddy Pandergrass - close the door (live)

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Re: Teddy Pendergrass, Soul Singer, dies 59

I have loved Teddy Pendergrass from his earlier days with The Blue Notes. He was one of the best crooners of all times. I will miss him but his music lives on. Rip Brother

Re: Teddy Pendergrass, Soul Singer, dies 59

I have been a fan of Teddy Pendergrass since before I could walk. My mom use to play his albums and clean the the house or we would dance for hours listening to his music. When I found out, I was in shock, I couldn't believe it. Sometimes when you here about a death it doesn't bother you all that much But then there are those times when eventhough you've never even known the person it hurts as if they are a family member you've had around all your life. And they are family in every aspect, because you've had there images there music, and you know Everything about them wheither it is true or false. I'll miss him and his music because I know he still had a lot more in him.

Re: Teddy Pendergrass, Soul Singer, dies 59

You will be missed TP from your biggest fan ever R.I.P

Re: Teddy Pendergrass, Soul Singer, dies 59

It was truly sad to hear about Teddy Pendergrass. My goosebumps appeared on my arms when a co-worker came over and relayed the news. TP brought me through a whole lot of nights. If he only knew Although I'm just a fan of his. It seems as though I've know him all my life. His personality and mannerisms relayed the person he really appeared to be...compassionate, kind, and thoughtful. Sometimes all you have to is listen to a person's lyrics in their songs. RIP....Your legend will live on, not only through and from me...however, through all of your fans.

Re: Teddy Pendergrass, Soul Singer, dies 59

I was really shocked to hear about Teddy's death. He was one of the greatest singers that ever lived. He will be missed. RIP from one of your biggest fan.

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