Sunday, January 24, 2010 | 1:43 PM
UPDATE: Thousands Attend Teddy Pendergrass Funeral
Teddy Pendergrass in Philadelphia yesterday. Singers Melba Moore, Stephanie Mills, Lyfe Jennings and Musiq paid their respects by singing the R&B legend's songs. Actor Tyrese--who is slated to pay Pendergrass in an unnamed biopic--even acted as a pallbearer. A 200-member gospel choir also sang at the service, held at the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in North Philadelphia, where Pendergrass worshiped. "There was no other voice like Teddy's--no one even comes close," songwriter Leon Huff told ESSENCE.com. He was the first Black solo male artist to ever have an all-female concert. That was a first and it was awesome."
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