Sheila Raye Charles (Daughter of Ray Charles) Sibling, Age, Net worth

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Net Worth$1 Million
Born:September 29, 1963
Income Source:Singer & music Composer

Sheila Raye Charles is an American singer, composer and songwriter born on September 29, 1963, to the most popular American pop singer Ray Charles and Sandra Jean Betts.

During her entire life, she faced numerous problems, suffered abuse in childhood, was addicted to drugs, was in prison several times, lost custody of her children, and it was not until the mid-2000s that she released her first records.   Sheila estimated Net worth is $1 Million.

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How did Sheila Raye died?

After continuous struggle with breast cancer, Sheila finally died on June 15, 2017, at the age of 54 years old.

Early Life

Sheila is one of the 12 children of Ray Charles & raised in Cambridge, Ohio by her mother but sadly she didn’t know her father until she was 14 years old. Sheila suffered sexual abuse during her childhood and as a result, spent many years with a severe identity crisis. At age 13, she moved to Los Angeles to live with her uncle Jerry for the purpose of establishing a relationship with her father.

Within a year, Sheila returned to Ohio with her mother and then fled to North Carolina. When she was 16, she had a car accident that caused injuries that took years to recover from. After that tragic incident, she travels to Los Angeles with her mother and brother Kevin. There she attempted to launch a musical career and had the opportunity to record in Ray’s studio under his supervision. 

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Sheila travelled with R&B group DeBarge and in Minneapolis recorded at Prince’s Paisley Park studios. Unfortunately, Sheila did not record anything of interest to the R&B commercial record labels and devoted herself to composition collaborating with various musicians and producers.

In 1990, Sheila was named New Artist of the Year at the Minnesota Black Music Awards and continued to receive advice from her father throughout her musical career.

Career, Kids & Problem

For years he had problems with the consumption of narcotic drugs. She was addicted to crack and ended up in federal prison three times. While incarcerated, she read the Bible and became a great believer. 

She lost supervision of her five children, of four men and one daughter, due to drug use, although she later reconciled with her oldest daughter. 

Her mother passed away when Sheila was 36 years old and her father Ray Charles passed away in 2004. In 2005 she debuted with an album called “Introducing Sheila Raye Charles“, dedicated to the memory of her father. In 2009 she recorded another album called “Behind the Shades“, the title of the autobiographical book. Apart from R&B, she sang for church and jazz. She acquired the Net worth of $1 Million from her successful music career.

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Who was Sheila Raye Charle’s mother?

  • Sandra Jean Betts.
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