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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 never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.Ray Charles
I don’t know what would have happened to me if I hadn’t been able to hear.Ray Charles
Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.Ray Charles
I am very into lyrics. I start with what the words are saying, what the storyline is saying, like a good script. It should really capture me, do something for me. If I don’t get it, it’s not going to move people, and if it’s not going to move people, it’s not going to happen.Ray Charles
What makes my approach special is that I do different things. I do jazz, blues, country music and so forth. I do them all, like a good utility man.Ray Charles