Feud Continues Over Teddy Pendergrass Will

“This is really over control of his legacy.”

Legendary Philly singer Teddy Pendergrass—onetime lead singer for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes during the 1970s—died a virtual pauper four years ago, but his estate is still the subject of a fight. Pendergrass’s widow and son were in court on Monday, fighting for control.

The Inquirer explains:

The fight is not aimed at controlling enormous bank accounts. The lead singer for Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, who became a successful solo artist, was nearly a pauper when he died in 2010 after complications from treatment for colon cancer. Those problems were on top of the paralysis he suffered in a 1982 vehicle accident.

“This is really over control of his legacy,” said Don Foster, Joan Pendergrass’ attorney. He said there had been vague discussions with his client about a movie or television show being made about her husband.


The case continues on March 17. [The Inquirer]