R&B Singer Teena Marie Dead at Fifty-Four


R&B singer-songwriter Teena Marie was found dead on Sunday at her California home, her manager said. The 54-year-old, four-time Grammy-nominated artist memorably collaborated with late funk legend Rick James, and the awesome "Lovergirl" was among her hits. No cause of death has been released, but the singer's publicist said Marie suffered a grand mal seizure last month. The singer was expected to perform in Atlanta this week, and was tweeting on Christmas. [CNN]