R&B legend Teena Marie died today at age 54. Currently, the cause of death is unknown.
Watch Tina Marie’s biggest hit, “Lovergirl,” in the video below.
Teena Marie’s manager, Mike Gardner, confirmed the news of Teena Marie’s death. Her daughter, Alia Rose, reportedly found Marie dead in her home. Teena had suffered a seizure last month.
Here are 5 things about the late Teena Marie:
1. Teena Marie’s real name is Mary Christine Brockert; she is also known as Tina Marie and Lady Tee (or Lady T).
2. Teena Marie as a protegee of Rick James.
3. In addition to singing, Teena Marie played keyboards, rhythm guitar and congas.
4. Teena Marie was nominated for Grammy Awards four times.
5. Teena Marie’s god-daughter is former SNL cast member Maya Rudolph.
Watch Teena Marie sing “Lovergirl” (video):