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The holiday bells carried a smokey, doleful note for everyone who loved Teena Marie, the R&B legend who died on 26 December. Artists including Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys and Estelle mourned Marie’s death in messages online, calling her “timeless” and inspiring”.

“So sad,” wrote Estelle on Twitter. “Teena created music that is timeless!” agreed Missy Elliott. “Songs sung with soul and conviction, a true LEGEND!” The Roots’ ?uestlove spent hours tweeting comments about and tributes to Marie. “She was an amazing work of art,” he wrote. The DJ drew particular attention to the Brockert Initiative, which takes its title from Teena Marie’s real name; the Initiative was a landmark ruling for musical artists’ rights. “[She was] a rare phoenix of a soul,” he said. “A TRUE ARTIST.”

Read more at the Guardian.uk

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