*Funeral arrangements and a public viewing for soul singer Teddy Pendergrass have been set after his death from colon cancer at the age of 59.

The singer passed away at a hospital in Philadelphia on Wednesday, eight months after he underwent surgery to treat the disease.

A public viewing is scheduled for January 22nd at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church in Philadelphia.

The funeral will be held there the following day with burial services at West Laurel Hill Cemetery in neighbouring Bala Cynwyd.

Pendergrass is survived by his wife, a son, two daughters and nine grandchildren.