Teddy Pendergrass Dead At 59; Gamble & Huff Reminisce

Teddy Pendergrass
Teddy Pendergrass

Teddy Pendegrass, former lead singer of Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes has died.

Relatives for Pendegrass, 59, made the announcement late last night (January 13, 2010).

According to reports, Pendergrass was suffering from colon cancer and had a difficult time recovering from the disease after undergoing, surgery almost eight months ago.

“Teddy Pendergrass was one of the greatest artists that the music industry has ever known, and there hasn’t been another one since,” Gamble & Huff told RareSoul.com in a statement today (January 14, 2010). “We’ve lost our voice and we’ve lost our best friend, but we’re thankful for what we had. It was beautiful. He was one of the best.”