Teena Marie, the R&B singer is dead at the age of 54. Tina Marie, the “Ivory Queen of Soul” who gave us hits like “Lovergirl,” “Square Biz,” and “Fire and Desire” with mentor Rick James, died on Sunday.

Singer Teena Marie died in her sleep and the reason for her death is not confirmed yet. The police and fire department were called to her home after her daughter found her unresponsive. But according to CNN, Marie’s publicist states that she suffered from a grand mal seizure last month.

Teena Marie last tweeted on Christmas day, with one of her final tweets quoting another music legend, Sarah Vaughn:

MsTeenaMarie: Sarah Vaughan “May You never grow old, and may I never die”. More >

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