Soul singer Teddy Pendergrass has died at the age of 59 following "a difficult recovery" from colon cancer surgery, his son has told the AP news agency. Teddy Pendergrass II said his father had died at a hospital in Philadelphia. He was paralysed from the waist down in a 1982 car accident. In 2001, he went on his first tour since the accident. Pendergrass enjoyed early success with Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, whose hits included If You Don't Know Me By Now, before going solo in 1976.
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