R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass dead at 59
R&B singerTeddy Pendergrass is dead at age 59. The music legend died Wednesday evening from colon cancer complications, according to the Associated Press.
Pendergrass’ hit R&B songs include “Close the Door,” “Turn Off the Lights,” “I Can’t Live Without You” “Love TKO” and “Hold Me,” a duet with Whitney Houston.
In 1982, Pendergrass was involved in a vehicle accident that left him paralyzed.
Pendergrass’ music filled my household on a daily basis during the 1980s while I was growing up. My parents were huge fans of his songs.
My favorite song of his is “Love TKO” because my parents used to listen to it fequently, and it was in heavy rotation on their record player.
Although he’s known as a legend in the R&B music world, he wasn’t given much recognition at award shows. He was nominated for a Grammy award five times, but he never won a trophy.
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