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Ray Charles Dies at 73

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Ray Charles Dies at 73

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Ray Charles Dies at 73

Ray Charles Dies at 73

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Blues and gospel legend Ray Charles has died at the age of 73. Charles won the Grammy 12 times. His songs "Hit the Road, Jack," "What'd I Say" and "Georgia on My Mind" have become American classics. NPR's Felix Contreras offers an appreciation of the musician.

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