Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Teddy Pendergrass Dies at 59

Legendary Soul Singer Teddy Pendergrass has died at age 59. Teddy Pendergrass known for both his solo and earlier group recordings with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes.

Pendergrass suffered a spinal cord injury and was paralyzed from the waist down in the 1982 car accident. He spent six months in a hospital but returned to recording the next year with the album "Love Language."

The singer's son, Teddy Pendergrass II, said his father died at Bryn Mawr Hospital in suburban Philadelphia. The singer underwent colon cancer surgery eight months ago and had "a difficult recovery," his son said.

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

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what a loss for the music industry, music in general. I grew up with the soulful voice of Teddy Pendergrass, his sound was unmistakable and he will indeed be missed.

    It seems all of the musical greats are passing. But at least we have their catalog to cherish.