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Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass dead at 59


PHILADELPHIA (WKOW) -- Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass has died at the age of 59.

The singer's son says his father died Wednesday at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Philadelphia after a "difficult recovery" from colon cancer surgery eight months ago.

Pendergrass was injured in a car accident in 1982 but despite suffering a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed form the waist down, he returned to the recording studio less than a year later and produced "Love Language."

In a statement, Pendergrass' son thanked his father's fans and says his father will love on through his songs.

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