Los Angeles — Teena Marie’s manager, Mike Gardner, confirmed the news of Teena Marie’s death. Her daughter, Alia Rose, reportedly found Marie dead in her home. Teena had suffered a seizure last month.
1. Teena Marie’s real name is Mary Christine Brockert; she is also known as Tina Marie and Lady Tee (or Lady T).
2. Teena Marie was the protegee of Rick James.
3. In addition to singing, Teena Marie played keyboards, rhythm guitar and congas.
4. Teena Marie was nominated for Grammy Awards four times.
5. Teena Marie’s god-daughter is former SNL cast member Maya Rudolph.