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]