Rest In Sweet Peace Tina Marie. No one will ever have a voice like her. R & B singer Teena Marie passed away this weekend from what appears to be natural causes. She was 54 years old. When I was working with one of my all time favorite Program Director's, Mike Wheeler, he brought a Rick James/Tina Marie song in for me to play on my Quiet Storm Show (QS was a love songs show I did for many many years). He told me this is going to be your new favorite song, Kim. He was right. It still is one of my all time favorite songs.