UPDATE, 3:35 P.M., DEC. 27: Check out Teena Marie's last interview before she passed away with her daughter Alia Rose after the jump. The cause of her death is still to be determined.
According to CNN, her manager Mike Gardner has confirmed the tragic news.
At age 19, Matrie was signed to Motown Records and recorded with her mentor
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. Her many hits included "Lovergirl," "Fire and Desire," and "I'm A Sucker For Your Love." She will be forever missed and always remembered as one of the first white artists to break into the funk/soul scene.The cause of death has not been reported yet--please stay tuned to as this sad story unfolds.