The death of a world-renowned celebrity usually attracts a huge amount of media attention. Everyone remembers where they were when they heard the news of David Bowie passing away in 2016, and who can forget hearing the news that Michael Jackson had died in 2009?
News stories about deaths of popular celebs tend to dominate headlines for weeks at a time, but that’s not always the case when a celebrity retires or slips out of the limelight. Some celebrity deaths seem to go by completely unnoticed.
Throughout the years, which celebrities have passed away without any mention or attention from the media? Some of these deaths may come as a surprise to you!
Mary Brockert was better known by music fans as Teena Marie, a moniker that originated from her nickname, Tina. She hit it big in the ’80s after being signed by Motown Records, with some of her biggest hits being “Square Biz,” “Lovergirl,” and “Ooo La La La.” Teena Marie was well known for her soulful and emotional vocals, but no one could have predicted the tragic ending to her career.
During a hotel stay in 2004, a picture frame tragically fell on Teena’s head, resulting in her experiencing severe seizures for the remainder of her life. She sadly passed in 2010, at the age of 54. Teena’s death was discovered by her daughter, Alia Rose, who became a singer like her mother.