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The Godfather of Soul Music who pioneered R&B and popular music with hits such as “Hit the Road Jack” and “Crying Time.” He earned 17 Grammy Awards over the course of his long, successful career.
He married Eileen Williams on July 31, 1951 and, after their divorce in 1952, he married Della Beatrice Howard on April 5, 1955. He had a daughter named Alicia with an unknown woman. He had another daughter named Alexandra with Chantal Bertrand and a third child named Vincent with Arlette Kotchounian.
How did Ray Charles die?
Ray Charles' death was caused by alcohol-related liver disease.
|Cause of death||Alcohol-related Liver Disease|
|Age of death||73 years|
|Birthday||September 23, 1930|
|Death date||June 10, 2004|
|Place of death||N/A|
|Place of burial||N/A|
I suppose I’ve always done my share of crying, especially when there’s no other way to contain my feelings. I know that men ain’t supposed to cry, but I think that’s wrong. Crying’s always been a way for me to get things out which are buried deep, deep down. When I sing, I often cry. Crying is feeling, and feeling is being human. Oh yes, I cry.Ray Charles
To me, music is entertainment – what else can it be? In fact, it’s the only language I know of that’s universal.Ray Charles
Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.Ray Charles
My version of ‘Georgia’ became the state song of Georgia. That was a big thing for me, man. It really touched me. Here is a state that used to lynch people like me suddenly declaring my version of a song as its state song. That is touching.Ray Charles
I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me – like food or water.Ray Charles