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Friday, January 15, 2010

For Ladies Only: Philadelphia's Own Teddy Pendergrass

Earlier this week R&B baritone crooner Teddy Pendergrass succumbed to cancer. He was 59.

Pendergrass was known as a legendary entertainer and activist who promoted issues of concern to people like himself who survived spinal cord injuries. Read more
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Teddy Pendergrass Legendary Singer Activist For Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)

We were saddened to hear of the death of legendary singer Teddy Pendergrass.



On January 13, 2010 singer Teddy Pendergrass died at Bryn Mawr Hospital near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Pendergrass was diagnosed during 2009 with colon cancer.

Once a member of the group Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, Pendergrass was the drummer, he left the group to establish a successful solo singing career.

In 1982 he was paralyzed by injuries received during an auto crash on Philadelphia's Lincoln Drive.

During the remainder of his life he was an advocate for those who have suffered spinal injuries.

He will be remembered for his strong baritone vocal stylings and his legions of female fans.

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