Rick James Death: Teena Marie, Rick James Protege Dies, at 54

Dec 27, 2010

Teena Marie, a protege of Rick james known as the Ivory Queen of Soul and made famous by her ’80s hit Lovergirl was found dead at the age of 54.

Marie had suffered a grand mal seizure a month ago and was recovering. Authorities say no illegal drugs were found in her Pasadena, California home and toxicology tests are underway.

James had died from pulmonary failure and cardiac failure in 2004 and was found to be under the influence of many drugs at the time.



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