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Teena Marie, a Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter and producer, has died. She was 54.

Marie was found dead Sunday in her Los Angeles home, her manager told CNN.com.

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Teena Marie, who was born Marie Christine Brockert, was best known for her work with the late R&B legend Rick James.  Marie was signed to Motown Records in 1976 and released 13 studio albums — six of which went platinum on the US R&B chart.

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Marie's biggest hit was her 1984 single "Lovergirl," which peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.