Teddy Pendergrass: Stars pay their respects to the late soul legend

Musicians have been paying their respects via Twitter to soul legend Teddy Pendergrass, who died yesterday.

“Celebrate our legends while they’re still with us,” wrote R&B singer Tyrese, “I spent many weeks with him. Teddy I HONOR you and Thank You for making R&B Raspy Sexy!!” Roots drummer ?uestlove, who, like Pendergrass, hails from Philadelphia, noted that, “soul will never be the same.” Jazzy Jeff, another Philadelphian, recalled how “Teddy gave me advice when I 1st started…very sad day.” Finally, Keri Hilson wrote simply, “RIP Teddy Pendergrass.”

More on Teddy Pendergrass:
Teddy Pendergrass: Remember the voice
Teddy Pendergrass dies at 59

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  • BJohnson

    Prayers to his family. Such a talented singer and songwriter. My favorite song is “When Somebody Love You Back.” Not 70/30 not 60/40, talkin bout a 50/50 love. Ain’t that the truth.

  • kevin adams.

    we all will miss you very much

  • PeterBilt The Nature Boy

    BJohnson, I must have played that song 4 or 5 times today. Great song. Prolly my fav too

  • Phyllis Faircloth

    Your struggle is over now Teddy!!! Rest in Peace..My favorite song was “I Don’t Love You Anymore”

  • sabrina

    Teddy changed soul music during his peak other male singers sung high pitch sensitive almost feminine but not teddy his forceful gruff masculine voice made women fall in love with his man’s man style. He will be in heaven jamming with rick james, curtis mayfield, micheal jackson, james brown wow that would be a show!

  • louise scott

    Igot too see Teddy back in the day fell in love with him then and still do today my best too his family God bless

  • Helen Chambers

    Goodbye Teddy! You’ll be missed! You were one of the best!


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