Sheila Raye Charles


Age: 53

singer, songwriter and daughter of music icon Ray Charles who had embarked on her own music career as an adult after having spent much of her life watching her famous father (she didn't meet her father until she was 14 years old), whose debut album Introducing Sheila Raye Charles was released in 2005, which included traditional standards and a touching tribute to her late father My Daddy, and who was recognized by the Georgia General Assembly's House of Representatives for helping to keep her legendary father's legacy alive and well, whereas Ray Charles' compilation of Georgia On My Mind was designated as the official song of the state of Georgia.

Cause of Death: Breast cancer

Born: September 29, 1963

Died: June 15, 2017

Sarasota, Florida