Ethan Miller, Getty Images It's been six months since the death of singer…
- Posted on Dec 27th 2010 3:45AM by Georgette Cline
"We're shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Teena Marie," the statement reads. "She was one of the most memorable, soulful and unique R&B vocalists to come out of Motown. We send our condolences to Teena's family, the entire Motown family and of course, our dear friend Berry Gordy."
Gamble and Huff know talent like Teena Marie's when they see it. The music industry veterans lay claim to having produced and written over 3,000 songs in a 35-year time span. For their work, they've been inducted into five music Hall of Fames, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They're noted for such hits as Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes' 'If You Don't Know Me By Now,' the O'Jays' 'Love Train' and Dee Dee Warwick's 'I'm Gonna Make You Love Me,' among others.
Teena Marie's body was found by her daughter, Alia Rose, inside the bedroom of her home, according to renowned drummer Sheila E., who took to Twitter to announce the news. The 54-year-old songstress reportedly had suffered from seizures prior to her passing.
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