Legendary R&B singer who recorded "Truly," "Dancing on the Ceiling," "Easy Like Sunday Morning," and many other Top 10 hits.
He founded several R&B groups and played tennis on scholarship at the Tuskegee Institute.
He and Michael Jackson co-wrote the #1 hit single, "We Are the World," which raised funds for people in Africa.
He got married to Brenda Harvey-Richie on October 28, 1975, and after their divorce on August 9, 1993, he married Diana Alexander Richie on December 21, 1995.
He adopted Simple Life star Nicole Richie when she was nine years old.
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