March 5th 1956- December 26th 2010
Singer/songwriter Teena Marie has died.She was found dead on December 26th 2010. She was 54. Born Mary Christine Brockert in California in March, 1956, the Grammy Award-nominated star found fame as a protegee of late funk legend Rick James.
Tina Marie’s daughter, a day after her birthday, found the body of her mother,Tina Marie she died in her sleep, according to preliminary reports. She is reported to have had a seizure, neurological events, marked loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions, “about a month ago. But it was feeling much better and was very upbeat in recent times.” She was even planning to return to the scene shortly.
Tina was largely excepted by the black community, and was even the first white women to be signed to Motown "Overall my race hasn't been a problem. I'm a Black artist with White skin. At the end of the day you have to sing what's in your own soul," she told Essence.com in an interview last year
Her latest project was released in 2004 and 2006. She put out two well-received albums on the traditional rap label Cash Money Records, "La Dona" and "Sapphire. R.I.P Tina Marie You Will Be Missed.