Berry Gordy Statement on the Passing of Teena Marie

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I am horrified by the sudden death of my darling . She was my “,” always true to herself, always true to her heart. When I first auditioned her she was so awesome she blew me away. She had so much soul ““ the only thing white about her was her skin. She was a powerhouse performer, writer, producer and arranger. Anyone who ever saw her perform, alone or with , will never forget how exciting music can be.

My heart goes out to her sweet, sweet daughter, , her family, friends and fans.

Teena Marie will always be a part of the Motown family. We will all miss her.


Founder of Motown

CEO of RF Focus, Radio and Music Industry Veteran. Radio DJ, Programmer, Musician and Voice Talent. Graduated from Performing Arts in Buffalo, N.Y. and worked at the legendary KKBT (92.3 The Beat) during its nationwide heyday in the early 90s. Also worked for Stevie Wonder at KJLH.