Teddy P Passes

Old School singer Teddy Pendergrass has passed away at the age of 59 years old.

The Philadelphia native died of complications from his paralysis, which included colon cancer.

His son, Teddy Pendergrass II says that his father underwent surgery 8 months ago and had a difficult recovery.

Pendergrass won Best Pop New Artist at the 1977 Grammys and had several major hits including “Love TKO” ”Close The Door” and “ Turn off the Lights.”

The singer was one of the first of his kind to have an erotic style and paved the way for R&B crooners of today such as Trey Songz and R Kelly.

Teddy was the first black artist to have 5 consecutive platinum records to his name.

In 1982, Pendergrass was involved in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down . The accident grew into one of the most scandolous news events of that decade.

In 1985, two years after his accident, he performed for a Live Aid benefit but did not do a full concert until almost 2 decades later. Teddy’s last performance was about two years ago.

“To all his fans who loved his music, thank you,” his son said. “He will live on through his music.”


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