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Teddy Pendergrass

American singer, songwriter, composer

Teddy Pendergrass (real name: Theodore DeReese "Teddy" Pendergrass) (born March 26, 1950 – died January 13, 2010) was an American R&B and soul singer/songwriter. Pendergrass was paralyzed from the waist down when he was severely injured in an car accident in Philadelphia in 1982.

Teddy Pendergrass
Birth nameTheodore DeReese Pendergrass
Born(1950-03-26)March 26, 1950
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
DiedJanuary 13, 2010(2010-01-13) (aged 59)
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States
GenresR&B, soul, gospel, jazz
OccupationsSinger, songwriter, composer
InstrumentsVocals, piano, guitar, drums
Years active19702006
LabelsPhiladelphia International
Surefire/Wind Up
Associated actsHarold Melvin & The Blue Notes
WebsiteOfficial Website

He died on January 13, 2010 of respiratory failure and is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery.



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