Obituary of Ray Charles

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Ray Charles

Ray Charles (born September 23rd, 1930 in Albany, Georgia) was a Singer-Songwriter who was best known for being one of the most iconic and influential singers in American history. He was notedly blind. Ray died on June 10th, 2004 and his death was due to liver failure. He was 73 years old when he passed away.

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Ray Charles Biography Wiki:

    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Kraft Mac & Cheese
    • Favorite Color: Baby Blue (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Ray's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Raymond Charles Robinson
    • Father: Bailey Robinson
    • Mother: Aretha "Reatha" Robinson (née Williams)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Eileen Williams​ (married 1951-divorced 1952)​
      • Della Beatrice Howard ​(married 1955-divorced 1977)

Death Notice:

  • Date: June 10 2004 at age 73
  • Place: Beverly Hills, California, United States
  • Cause of Death: Liver failure
  • Funeral Arrangements: Held June 18, 2004, at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles, California
  • Interment: Buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, California

Category Tags:

Singer-SongwriterMusician Soul Music Genre American Born on September 23rd Born in 1930 Born in Georgia Died in 2004 Died at age 73 Died from Liver failure

Quotable Quotes:

"Ray Charles left an indelible mark on the world with his iconic music, profound talent, and enduring legacy. (V)"

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