Motown greats remember Teena Marie


Stevie Wonder arrives at a memorial service for singer Teena Marie in Los Angeles (AP)

Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Shanice Wilson and Motown founder Berry Gordy Junior were among the luminaries who honoured singer Teena Marie at a private memorial service.

Gordy and Wonder spoke and Robinson and Wilson sang as they celebrated the singer’s life at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

Marie’s daughter, Alia Rose Brockert, also remembered her mother.

The two-hour memorial service and Roman Catholic mass was closed to reporters.

Marie, born Mary Christine Brockert, died on December 27 at the age of 54. Police said she died of natural causes.

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