Ray Charles Death Facts: Age, Cause of Death, Birthday, Date of Death Tragedy!

Ray Charles died at age 73, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding soul singer Ray Charles' death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

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.

Information about the death of Ray Charles
Cause of deathAlcohol-related Liver Disease
Age of death73 years
ProfessionSoul Singer
BirthdaySeptember 23, 1930
Death dateJune 10, 2004
Place of deathN/A
Place of burialN/A

Quotes

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.

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To me, music is entertainment – what else can it be? In fact, it’s the only language I know of that’s universal.

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Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.

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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.

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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.

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