Teddy Pendergrass Dies
2010-01-14 by John Lennon beat his wife. | 17 Comments

R&B icon Theodore DeReese "Teddy" Pendergrass passed away on Wednesday evening at the age of 59.

Pendergrass emerged as the drummer with the Cadillacs in the late '60s, and remained with the group when it merged with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes in the early '70s. He then transitioned from drums to vocals, and famously lent his powerful baritone chords to the group's smash 'If You Don't Know Me By Now.'

In the late '70s, his solo career took off, with songs like 'The More I Get the More I Want,' 'Turn Off the Lights,' 'Love TKO,' 'Close the Door,' and 'I Don't Love You Anymore,' rendering him an R&B icon. He passed away in a hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, just
miles from his place of birth.

While the cause of his death is uncertain, CNN reports that it was related to complications stemming from a 1982 car accident. However, Pendergrass had undergone colon cancer surgery in 2009, complications from which also may have contributed to the late singer's death.

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theacademy
January 14th 2010

28232 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IX93gBhTAnM

this.

Jim
January 14th 2010

5110 Comments


YOU GOT YOU GOT YOU GOT WHAT I NEED

R.I.P

Vooligan
January 14th 2010

3541 Comments


Wow. What a shit day for music.

R.I.P

MrHotMoms
January 14th 2010

617 Comments


R.I.P.

DiceMan
January 14th 2010

7068 Comments


Rest in peace bro.

BSX
January 14th 2010

1633 Comments


OMG NO!!!!

=(

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SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
January 14th 2010

15332 Comments


RIP

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Greggers
January 14th 2010

2375 Comments


R.I.P

KILL
January 14th 2010

70543 Comments


nooooooooooooo rip

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AnotherBrick
January 14th 2010

9770 Comments


rip

bloc
January 14th 2010

34669 Comments


RIP

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WARisalliknow91
January 14th 2010

493 Comments


Uhg, shitty day

RIP

Illitoris
January 14th 2010

211 Comments


FUCK. This sucks.

shortz
January 14th 2010

201 Comments


RIP Teddy

VonManHead
January 14th 2010

179 Comments


Ah man this really sucks, this guy was the man. RIP

wexenhex
January 15th 2010

192 Comments


i have no clue who this is tbh but RIP anyway

BumpyourBump
January 15th 2010

143 Comments


Awe Rip



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