TEENA MARIE, (March 5, 1956 – December 26th, 2010), Grammy-nominated singer known for her hit ‘Lovergirl’ among others, and her collaboration with funk star Rick James, died Sunday according to media reports quoting her manager. Born Mary Christine Brockert, she was one of the few white performers to be successful in R&B. PICTURED: May 1, 2010 – New Orleans, Louisiana; USA – Singer TEENA MARIE performs live as part of the 2010 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival that is taking in New Orleans Race Track.