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The confirmation came from a publicist, Jasmine Vega, who worked with Teena Marie on her last album. cheap canada goose montreal Her manager, Mike Gardner, also confirmed her death to CNN.

Teena Marie, known as the “Ivory Queen of Soul,” was certainly not the first white act to sing soul music, but she was arguably among the most gifted and respected, and was thoroughly embraced by the black audience.

She was first signed to the legendary Motown label back in 1979 at age 19, working with James, with whom she would have long, turbulent but musically magical relationship.

The cover of her album, “Wild and Peaceful,” did not feature her image, with Motown apparently fearing backlash by audiences if they found out the songstress with the dynamic voice was white.

But Marie notched her first hit, “I’m A Sucker for Your Love,” and was on her way to becoming one of R most revered queens.

December 2010: Bernie Wilson, a member of R group Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, has died. He was 64.

Jan. 2011: Gladys Horton (top left), a founding member of the pioneering Motown girl group The Marvelettes who sang lead on their 1961 classic “Please Mr. Postman,” died January 26th in Sherman Oaks, California from complications related a stroke. She was 66. Horton and Mary Wilson canada goose uk were best friends up until her death.

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Horton formed The Marvelettes (then known as the Casinyets) at Michigan’s Inskter High School with members of canada goose outlet italy her Glee Club when she was just 15. A 1961 talent show caught the attention of one of their teachers, who arranged an audition at Motown with Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson. The two year old label had no experience with girl groups, but they signed the group largely based on the powerful vocals of Horton and her group mate Wanda Young.

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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Ollie Matson has died of respiratory failure at age 80, the University of San Francisco said.

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Matson played for the Chicago Cardinals from 1952 58 and then was traded to the Los Angeles Rams for nine players. After four years with the Rams, he spent one with Detroit before finishing his career with three seasons in Philadelphia.

Matson made the all pro team seven times and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1972.

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Matson also won two Olympic medals in the 1952 Helsinki Games in the 400 meters and the 400 meter relay.

Canada Goose Parka Feb. 2011: Dave Duerson, a starting safety on the 1985 Chicago Bears team that won the Super Bowl, was found dead in his Miami home, the team said Friday. He was 50. Canada Goose Parka

Canada Goose Coats On Sale Miami Dade Police Detective Robert Williams says the body of a Dave Duerson was found Thursday in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. Computer records show that the Duerson who lived at the address was born the same month and year as the player. Canada Goose Coats On Sale

Investigators have not determined the cause of death. Williams says detectives are awaiting the medical examiner’s report. “He loved and cherished his family and friends and was extremely proud of his beloved Notre Dame and. Chicago Bears. Please keep Dave and our family in your prayers.”

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He became a full time starter for the 1985 “Super Bowl Shuffle” team that was known for its dominating defense. That team finished the regular season 15 1 and had two shutouts in the playoffs before dismantling the Patriots 46 10 in the Super Bowl.

Page, born and raised in Los Angeles, played eight seasons in the major leagues, including from 1977 to ’83 with the Oakland Athletics and in 1984 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. His best season was as a rookie when he hit 21 home runs with 75 RBI, a.307 average and 42 stolen bases to finish second in the AL Rookie of the Year Award voting to Eddie Murray.

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