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Teddy Pendergrass' relationship with Joan Williams ended when Teddy Pendergrass died on January 13, 2009. They had been married for 9.7 months.

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Teddy Pendergrass

Music - Singer

Why Famous: Teddy, album

Age: 59 (3/26/1950 - 1/13/2010)

 

Teddy Pendergrass' Relationships (3)

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Joan Williams

Other - Spouse

Why Famous: Widow of Teddy Pendergrass

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Joan Williams' Relationships (1)

Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating n/a --
Engaged 2006 2.3 years
Married 3/23/2008 9.7 months
Deceased 1/13/2009 --
 Total3.1 years*

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Where and/or how did Teddy Pendergrass and Joan Williams meet?

Pendergrass met Joan Williams in the spring of 2006.

Why did Teddy Pendergrass and Joan Williams break up?

On June 5, 2009, Pendergrass underwent successful surgery for colon cancer and recovered to return home. A few weeks later he returned to the hospital with respiratory issues. After seven months, he died of respiratory failure on January 13, 2010, at age 59 with wife Joan by his side, while hospitalized at Bryn Mawr Hospital in suburban Philadelphia. Teddy is survived by his mother Ida, wife Joan, three children; Tisha, Teddy II, LaDonna, stepdaughters Sherilla Leftrade, Jessica Avila and four grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren. Joan Pendergrass is the executrix of The Theodore Dereese Pendergrass Estate.

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Pendergrass proposed to Joan after four months and they married in a private ceremony officiated by Teddy's Pastor Allyn Waller of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church on Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008. A formal wedding was celebrated at The Ocean Cliff Resort in Newport, Rhode Island on September 6, 2008.

As members of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Joan Pendergrass set up The Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Youth Fund in the name of Teddy Pendergrass to provide assistance and a center for Philadelphia's inner city youth.

Teddy published his autobiography, Truly Blessed, in 1992. There are plans to make a feature film biopic of Teddy's life. Tyrese Gibson is set to star as the late singer.

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