Legendary R&B singer who recorded Truly, Dancing on the Ceiling, Easy Like Sunday Morning, and many other Top 10 hits.
He played tennis on scholarship at the Tuskegee Institute.
He co-wrote the song We Are the World, that raised funds to help 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.
His daughter is Nicole Richie.