R&B singing legend Teddy Pendergrass has died. The velvet-voiced ’70s crooner — who rose to the top of the charts with hits like “Somebody Loves You Back,” “Love TKO,” and “Turn Off The Lights” — lost his battle against colon cancer at a surburban Philadelphia hospital on Wednesday. He was 59. Teddy was paralyzed from the waist down after he crashed his Rolls Royce into a tree in a car accident in 1982, but he continued to record and even released a hit album in 1990.
His son, Teddy Pendergrass II said, “He will live on through his music.”
We’ve got to do something about this darn cancer. Still praying for a cure. Rest in Peace, Teddy.