Teena Marie has passed away at the age of 54.
She was an Grammy Award-nominated singer–songwriter–producer. Marie, nicknamed Lady Tee, (sometimes spelled Lady T), was a protegée of late funk legend Rick James, and was notable as one of the few successful white performers of R&B. She played rhythm guitar, keyboards and congas. She also wrote, produced, sang and arranged virtually all of her songs.
I had the honor of seeing her in concert years ago. The woman was an amazing musician and will be dearly missed.
RIP Teena Marie