What happened to Ray Charles manager? On Tuesday, July 3, the longtime manager of legendary musician Ray Charles and former Chairman of the Board of The Ray Charles Foundation, Joe Adams died at the age of 94 in Los Angeles.
How long was Joe Adams Ray Charles manager? Adams, who managed Ray Charles for more than 40 years and is the trustee of Charles’ estate, did so knowing that Robinson had relapsed into drug problems following his father’s death at the age of 73 in June 2004, the lawsuit claims.
Did Joe steal from Ray? Ten of Charles’ children filed a federal lawsuit accusing manager Joe Adams of stealing from the musician’s foundation for the hearing-impaired, releasing two posthumous CDs that would have angered their father and squashing their rights to license the singer’s name and likeness.
What happened to Ray Charles money? Charles reportedly left $500,000 to each of his 12 children, and gave the rest of his estimated $75 million estate, and licensing rights to his music, to Ray Charles Enterprises. The foundation absorbed Ray Charles Enterprises after Charles’ death.