See How 3 FORCE MD’s Members Died After Success, They Were So Young

Posted On : July 21, 2015

album When Force MD’s took the R&B industry by storm, they had everybody singing “Tender love, love so tender, holding me close to you, baby I surr-en-der…” and then they hit us again with the 80’s smashes, “Love Is A House,” “Here I Go Again,” and “Tears.”

They were like the the updated, new jack swing, doo wop group of the 80’s. Remember how folks would play their tapes until the tape popped? The Force MD’s music used to set the late night mellow moods radio shows off just right too.

Their songs were playing everywhere- on BET, Soul Train, every urban radio station across the country, and they were on top of the world during that era! Then things suddenly were starting to change behind the scenes and ultimately three members died at very young ages.

L to R: Stevie D., Trisco Pearson, Charles Mercury Nelson, Antoine T.C.D. Lundy, Jessie D.

We knew them as the clean cut group that was made up of brothers Stevie D. and Antoine “T.C.D.” Lundy, their uncle Jessie Lee Daniels, and their two friends, “Trisco” Pearson and Charles “Mercury” Nelson, who’s talents were bred from singing on corners in Times Square and on ferries in Staten Island, NY. That is who they were, but what we didn’t know was that they had some struggles and internal battles they were dealing with right in front of our eyes.

Jessie D.
Jessie D.

At the height of their success, Jessie D., the dude who used to do the Michael Jackson impersonations, started getting heavily involved with drugs and his addiction continued to progress, ultimately getting him booted from the group and landing him in prison. Trisco started to develop an addiction to drugs and alcohol and also later battled cancer. After a while, folks weren’t really buying many Force MD records anymore and then things took a very tragic turn for the worst- 3 members of the group passed away within a…