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Stars React To Teddy Pendergrass Passing

Stars React To Teddy Pendergrass Passing

Published January 14, 2010

The revelation of Teddy Pendergrass’ passing has caused some of today’s most prominent music figures to show their undying support via Twitter.

The Roots drummer ?Uestlove, who also hails from Pendergrass' native Philadelphia, paid homage to the singer by linking to some of Teddy P’s most memorable vocal performances and moments of the singer’s career. Grammy-nominated R&B starlet, Keri Hilson kept it simple by tweeting, “R.I.P. Teddy Pendergrass,” right around the time the news of Teddy’s passing surfaced.

Hilson later added, “Got us over here youtubing & appreciating performances we've never seen :) TP was the MAN indeed!! & 2 think he was a drummer!”

Another one of R&B’s rising stars, Ryan Leslie immediately paid homage to the soul legend. “Just heard the news of Teddy Pendergrass' passing," Leslie tweeted. "Rest in peace to a legend of soul.”

Popular '80s R&B singer Jody Watley also praised Pendergrass' timeless music. "Teddy Pendergrass was magnificent, whether as Bluenote or as a divine solo artist" she tweeted. "Glad to have been a witness. Gone on to Glory."

Others recognizing the untimely death of Teddy Pendergrass included Nick Cannon, Q-Tip, Steve Rifikind and Leon Huff from the infamous soul duo, Gamble & Huff.

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Written by Nile Ivey, BET.com Staff

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