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 named my daughter Teena Marie. She had that much of an effect on me. Rest in Peace Lady T!

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Rest in peace "Ivory Queen of Soul"....I love you to death! "we've Got To Stop Meeting Like This" and thank you for showing us your "Light!"

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Rest in peace Teena Marie, you will be missed.

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I caint believe it, what a great loss. She will be greatly missed.

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you will be missed dearly teena marie. Your music will always live.. :(

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One of the greatest voices in the history of R&B. She will surely be missed.

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Me and my good friend, Sheila, would always sing your songs and dance all night when we were bunkies....You will truly be missed!

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i am just 14 and i dont know too much about teena but this is hittng my mother like it hit her when micheal passed so i give all respects to this singer/songwriter/producer.

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Can't believe Teena Marie is gone. Hits home hard when its someone your own age & whose music wse danced to in the clubs. God bless. God speed. My thoughts are with her family.

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