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Posted: Sunday April 29, 2012 @ 11:50 p. m PST
According to Wikipedia, Thomasina Winifred Montgomery, known as Tammi Terrell (April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970) was an American recording artist and songwriter most notable for her association with Motown Records and her duets with Marvin Gaye.
As a teenager she recorded for the Scepter-Wand, Try Me and Checker record labels. She signed with Motown in April 1965 and enjoyed modest success as a solo singer. Once she was paired with Gaye in 1967, her stardom grew, but on October 14 of that year she collapsed on stage into Gaye’s arms during a performance.
She was soon thereafter diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor which eventually led to her death at age 24.