Ray Charles: A Musical Genius for All Genres American music legend Ray Charles died Thursday of complications from liver disease. He was 73. Blind since age 7, the man known as "The Genius" built a career that defied genre, lending his soulful, bluesy stylings to jazz, pop, country and R&B. Ashley Kahn has a remembrance.
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Ray Charles: A Musical Genius for All Genres

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Ray Charles: A Musical Genius for All Genres

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Ray Charles: A Musical Genius for All Genres

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American music legend Ray Charles died Thursday of complications from liver disease. He was 73. Blind since age 7, the man known as "The Genius" built a career that defied genre, lending his soulful, bluesy stylings to jazz, pop, country and R&B. Ashley Kahn has a remembrance.

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