Teddy Pendergrass was an R&B/soul singer and songwriter. Teddy first rose to fame as lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in the 1970s before a successful solo career. Teddy Pendergrasswas the soul singer whose husky, potent baritone was a definition of R&B seduction in the 1970s. Teddy gave us great music such as Close The Door,Love T.K.O. & more. The legendary R&B singer Teddy Pendergrasspassed away on January 13, 2010 after battling colon cancer. Teddy was 59.