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R.I.P. Teddy Pendergrass

Post by Ernest Jasmin on Jan. 14, 2010 at 10:06 am with No Comments
January 14, 2010 10:06 am

Chart-topping R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass died yesterday following a bout with colon cancer. Excerpts from the Rolling Stone obit:

Teddy Pendergrass, one of the most successful R&B singers of the 1970s and ’80s, passed away yesterday after a battle with colon cancer. He was 59. Pendergrass was diagnosed with cancer last year and had a difficult time recovering from surgery; he died at Bryn Mawr Hospital outside of his native Philadelphia, ABC News reports. The five-time Grammy-nominated singer had chart-topping hits in three different decades with 1978’s “Close the Door,” 1988’s “Joy” and 1991’s “It Should’ve Been You,” plus well-known songs like “Love TKO,” “Two Hearts” with Stephanie Mills and “Hold Me,” a duet with Whitney Houston that featured on Houston’s 1985 debut album.