Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Teddy Pendergrass dead at 59

Teddy Pendergrass, who made his career out of being one of soul music's sexiest singers in the 1970's and 1980's, died yesterday 1/13/10 at the age of 59.

He died at a suburban Philadelphia hospital. He had undergone colon cancer surgery eight months ago and had a difficult recovery. His health was not good since the surgery.

He suffered a spinal cord injury in an auto accident in 1982 and spent six months recovering. He did return the next year to record another album but spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair.

We plays "Turn Off The Lights" quite frequently on Mega (which is probably his biggest hit) as well as "Love T.K.O."