Teddy Pendergrass is dead of colon cancer. He died on January 13, 2010 at 59-years-old. Teddy Pendergrass is a Soul music legend that reached the height of his fame in the 1970s and 1980s. The Lord only knows how many children were conceived to the sound of his music. He will be greatly missed.
Teddy Pendergrass was THE sex symbol of the 1970s and 1980s. His passionate love ballads sung in a masculine, soulful voice were the stuff of legend and love. Then, he was paralyzed in a devastating car accident, making him an inspiration as well as a legend. And now he has died after a year long struggle with colon cancer on January 13, 2010 at the age of 59-years. His son, Teddy Pendergrass, II has confirmed that his father died in a suburban Philadelphia hospital. He endured surgery for colon cancer about eight months ago but has had a difficult time recovering from the surgery.