“Teena Marie was a treasure, a genius…”
Lenny Kravitz owes his career to Teena Marie. As an unknown, 16-year-old musician, Marie took him in when he was homeless. Not only did she provide him the basic necessity of shelter, but Marie helped nurture Kravitz’s musical gift, supplying him with instruments, and taking him to shows and studio sessions. You can hear the acute pain and disbelief in his voice over her passing. Unfortunately, they had not been in contact over the last few years, and normally that indicates a possible falling out. Let this serve as reminder to not let disputes overcome your love for a person, because you never know when it’s their time (or yours) to leave this world.