Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass dies in Pa. at 59

Singer Teddy Pendergrass, right, performs "Wake Up Everybody" at the Good Neighbor Community Outreach Celebration Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000. The event was a part of the Republican National Convention. A relative says soul singer Teddy Pendergrass has died in suburban Philadelphia at age 59 on Wednesday, January 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett) (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett)

January 14, 2010 4:16:29 PM PST
R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass, who had been one of the most electric and successful figures in music until a car crash 28 years ago left him in a wheelchair, has died of colon cancer. He was 59.