Singing legend Teddy Pendergrass died on Wednesday evening, after long-standing injuries from a car wreck and colon cancer surgery. He was 59. Read more on Teddy Pendergrass’ death below.
Singer Pendergrass, known for his love songs such as “Turn Off the Lights” and “Love TKO,” died at the age of 59.
Pendergrass died from complications from a 1982 car accident, which left him paralyzed as well as his “difficult recovery” from his colon cancer surgery eight months ago.
“His beloved family surrounded him. The world has lost one of its greatest voices and performers,” a statement from his rep said.
“His family is devastated. He has three children and, even though it was expected, it still hurts,” she said.
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