from the NY Daily News

Soul singer Teena Marie, known for ‘Lovergirl,’ dead at 54

Teena Marie was found dead in her California home, according to reports.

R&B singer-songwriter Teena Marie was found dead Sunday morning in her Los Angeles home, said her manager. She was 54.

Nicknamed Lady Tee, Marie burst into the music scene at the end of the 1970s and rose to fame over the next decade, famously collaborating with late funk legend Rick James.

The “Lovergirl” singer, born Mary Christine Brockert, released 13 albums, six of which went platinum. “A lot of black people swore by her and believed in her, as far as her music was concerned,” R&B singer Eddie Levert told CNN.

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