Antoine "T.C.D." Lundy

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Antoine "T.C.D." Lundy
Force MDs (group photo).jpg
Antoine Lundy, left
Background information
Birth nameAntoine Maurice Lundy
Born(1963-02-03)February 3, 1963
OriginStaten Island, New York
DiedJanuary 18, 1998(1998-01-18) (aged 34)
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania[1]
GenresSoul, new jack swing
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter
Years active1984–1998
LabelsTommy Boy/Reprise/Warner Bros. Records
Associated actsForce MDs

Antoine "T.C.D." Lundy (February 3, 1963 – January 21, 1998) was a member and singer of the contemporary R&B group Force MDs, whose other members included his brother Stevie D, their uncle Jesse Lee Daniels, and friends Trisco Pearson and Charles "Mercury" Nelson. The group had a string of R&B hits through the 1980s, scoring a top-ten pop hit was the slow jam "Tender Love," which was featured in the 1985 film Krush Groove. The group also appeared in the hip hop-inspired motion picture Rappin' (1985). 1987 produced the group's first R&B #1, "Love Is a House".

By the mid-1980s, T.C.D. had emerged as one of the preeminent lead vocalists of the group.[2] He is featured as the lead singer on many of the band's most successful hit singles, including both "Tender Love" and "Love is a House." In addition, T.C.D. co-wrote many of the band's songs. In style Lundy had a falsetto voice that was reminiscent of Philip Bailey's of Earth, Wind and Fire.

Lundy died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1998, after having endured the condition for two years.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • Love Letters (1984)
  • Chillin' (1985)
  • Touch & Go (1987)
  • Step to Me (1990)
  • Moments in Time

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IMDB Entry
  2. ^ Force MDs: Unsung Episode.
  3. ^ VH1 News- January 22, 1998 Archived December 31, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.