Several artists have used their Twitter pages to post their fondest memories and music honoring the late Teena Marie.
Mary J. Blige tweeted, "Rest in peace Teena Marie. My Love for u is forever."
Common added, "Teena and I are both Pisces and we believe that we've been here before. That's why 'De Ja Vu' is my favorite song."
Alicia Keys weighed in tweeting, “God bless Teena Marie & her Family!Sending Blessings &prayers I was jus sayin tht fire & desire is 1 of the most beautifully performd songs!”
Keys also tweeted a link to Marie's song "Fire and Desire," arguably one of the greatest R&B duets of all time, performed with her mentor and friend, Rick James.
Teena Marie was also on Twitter. She had over 25,000 followers and the day before Christmas she sent a Happy Birthday tweet to her daughter.
"19 yrs ago today, I was in labor! My heavenly father gave me the most glorious gift I could ever receive. A Baby girl on Christmas!"
"We're shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Teena Marie," legendary producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff said in a statement. "She was one of the most memorable, soulful and unique R&B vocalists to come out of Motown. We send our condolences to Teena's family, the entire Motown family and of course, our dear friend Berry Gordy.
Marie was found dead Saturday night by her daughter, according to her manager Mike Gardner. The Associated Press is reporting that Pasadena police released a statement concluding that the cause of death appeared to be natural causes.
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