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Master P to Honor Teena Marie With Health Awareness Event

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Following the untimely death of Teena Marie, Master P is doing his part to raise awareness on health issues. Marie suffered a grand mal seizure last Sunday (Dec. 26) and died in her sleep. Although an official cause of death has yet to be announced, Master P wanted to use the tragic occurrence to educate the public on health ailments including obesity and diabetes.

The 43-year-old will host an event in honor of the late R&B singer with his son, Romeo, in Los Angeles during Grammy week. They are asking the entertainment community to join forces with Move with Music, which supports Michelle Obama’s fight against childhood obesity, and participate in the largest live and online dance concert. “We are taking the initiative to help fight child obesity by educating the next generation on how to eat right and exercise through music, dance and entertainment,” Master P said in a statement. “We are connecting musicians and entertainers through concert events to bring awareness to this epidemic of childhood obesity and health issues.”

For many Americans, weight remains at the forefront of health problems and can often be the cause of other fatal conditions. According to the Center for Disease Control, 67 percent of adults are overweight or obese, and over 33 percent of children/adolescents are also overweight or obese.

2010 has turned out to be a tragic year for celebrities succumbing to a variety of health ailments. Aside from Marie, artists like Guru, Solomon Burke, Marvin Isley, Shannon Tavarez, Gregory Isaacs, Teddy Pendergrass have all passed away due to health issues. Move with Music will take place Feb. 11, 2011. For more information, visit

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