Death of Teddy Pendergrass

March 26, 1950 - January 13, 2010
Bryn Mawr , Pennsylvania | Age 59

R&B's reigning soul singing sex symbol in the 1970s and '80s dies at 59
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By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY

AP Music Writer

NEW YORK

R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass, who was one of the most electric and successful figures in music until a car crash 28 years ago left him in a wheelchair, has died of colon cancer. He was 59.

Pendergrass died Wednesday in suburban Philadelphia, where he had been hospitalized for months.

The singer's son, Teddy Pendergrass II, said his father underwent colon cancer surgery eight months ago and had "a difficult...

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