She had a record deal by the time she was 14. She was a featured vocalist with James Brown at 17. Berry Gordy signed her to Motown Records 3 years later. And in 1967 Tammi Terrell teamed up with Marvin Gaye to record a series of classic romantic hits that remain the gold standard for romantic duets. The magic of her career ended abruptly when she collapsed on stage from a brain tumor while singing with Marvin in the fall of 1967. She died in 1974 at the age of 24.