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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?
|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|
People couldn’t understand why my mama would have this blind kid out doing things like cutting wood for the fire. But her thing was: He may be blind, but he ain’t stupid.Ray Charles
Mama was a country woman with a whole lot of common sense. She understood what most of our neighbors didn’t – that I shouldn’t grow dependent on anyone except myself. ‘One of these days, I ain’t gonna be here,’ she kept hammering inside my head.Ray Charles
I met Quincy Jones in Seattle. We were kids together… liked each other when we met and have been close ever since. He wasn’t writing when we met – in fact, I more or less started him off to write; voicing, harmony, and stuff like that.Ray Charles
Affluence separates people. Poverty knits ’em together. You got some sugar and I don’t; I borrow some of yours. Next month you might not have any flour; well, I’ll give you some of mine.Ray Charles
Music is my life, professionally, for nearly 60 years. To be recognized by the academy is still the highest honor.Ray Charles