Teena Marie Passes Away at 54

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Teena Marie, a R&B singer best known hits such as "Lovergirl" and "I'm a Sucker for Your Love," has passed away. She was 54.

The Grammy-nominated artist was found dead yesterday in her Pasadena home by her daughter. Police say she most likely succumbed to natural causes.

Current stars have already reacted to this sudden death. Tweeted Diddy: "R.I.P Teena Marie. God Bless. Damn I just saw her the other day."

Mary J. Blige, meanwhile, added: "Rest in peace Teena Marie. My Love for u is forever." Our thoughts go out to this singer's friends and family.

Follow the jump for a recent interview with the singer and the music video for one of Teena Marie's best known hits, "Lovergirl" ...

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I am sitting here in tears....Teena, PHILLY is soooooo representing your life to where it's not even funny, ma. ; (......... (sniff).......... Soooo glad i was able to see you this summer (@ The Dell East,) tear ish up to SMITHERINES, note for note just as i expected..... Ima Celebrate your life everytime i play your music as i have for the past 30yrs. Rest Peacefully , Ma.

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Lady T thank you for all the hours of listening pleasure you provided me in the 80s and beyond. I was so shocked to hear this sad, sad news. I believe your star shot straight to heaven. Thank you and may God rest your soul. Love, Ronda

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@Irie Dee, Thank you for sharing your "up close" moments with Teena Marie from all those years ago. By all indications it was an experienced that you,and your daughter were blessed to have,that over time proved to be memorable. Again, thank you for sharing your Teena Marie story with all of us!!

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To: The Brockert Family and Alia Rose, Thank you for all the years of sharing Teena Marie with her devoted fans, and audiences. As a multi-talented performer,she has left us with high notes of music that will always remind us of Teena Marie.

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Kisses to u on your travels, Lady T! We love you, and while we mourn your passing, we all know you have gone to a better place... like the places you took us all to when you sang! Love lasts forever!

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What a beautiful spirit. Lady Tee U will truly truly be missed.What a very distinctive voice. Lady Tee had songs that lifted my spirit. I met her many years ago @ Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles in Hollywood, Ca. where I was delighted to let her hold my then one year old daughter. Her voice & music arrangements were one of a kind. Do I Luv her (as one of her songs was titled) "Yes Indeed". Thank you Lady Tee for such a beautiful voice I will Truly miss U songbird, may your spirit be in peace... & God bless the family of Lady Tee.

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Such a great loss and not to say before her time bcuz God called her home. She will be missed and continue to be loved bcuz of what her music said, love u white gurl!

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I always remember u teena!!! u were a big influence on me with the words u song in ur song!!! out on a limb was one of my favorites!!! you will be truly missed!!! my deepest condolences to ur family!! RIP TEENA LOVE U GIRL!!!

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Wow first my prayers go out to the family. I was a true fan of Teena Marie. Hell I made two children listening to her music. This really hits home but thank you so much for all the music you left behind. You will be missed.

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THIS NEW SHOCKED ME TO TEARS!
AFTER CHRISTMAS..TOO
POOR BABY!!
GODS BLESSINGS TO HER DAUGHTER WHOM I HEAR FOUND HER ASLEEP AND ON HER WAY TO HEAVEN.. LOVE YOU TEENA!!