Teddy Pendergrass Dies @ Age 59


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Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass has died at the age of 59 following “a difficult recovery” from colon cancer surgery, his son has told the AP news agency.
Teddy Pendergrass II said his father had died at a hospital in Philadelphia.
He was paralysed from the waist down in a 1982 car accident. In 2001, he went on his first tour since the accident.
Pendergrass enjoyed early success with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, whose hits included If You Don’t Know Me By Now, before going solo in 1976.
He was the first black male singer to record five consecutive multi-platinum albums in the US.
Pendergrass, who has used a wheelchair since his accident, made a return to live performance at the Live Aid concert in Philadelphia in July 1985.
“To all his fans who loved his music, thank you,” his son said.
“He will live on through his music.”

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  1. So sad to hear about one of my favorite artists of all time… my condolences to his family. I still listen to his music on a daily basis, and my favorite song is “When Somebody Loves You Back”. I saw him at a sold out concert in La. & the entire audience sang along w/him when he performed that song. He was shocked that we knew the words and stopped the show to speak on it!! What a night that was… RIP Teddy, I’m gonna miss ya!!

  2. RIP Teddy, I have many memories of my mother playing your records as a child, and I continued to listen to your music as I got older.

  3. May he R.I.P. He was a musician and I’m sure a good person. May God console and comfort his family in their time of need.

    @Layla- I I know what you saying girl, I listen too & my parents listened to all his music too.

  4. R.I.P. to you Teddy ou wonderful, wonderful humanbeing and person. I read your book and I loved it, as much as I love your songs, You made me smile, cry and smile again, thank youfor lifes good memories.


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