Rick James’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Feb 1, 1948

Death Date

August 6, 2004

Age of Death

56 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack


Funk Singer

The funk singer Rick James died at the age of 56. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Flamboyant funk singer and composer who released the hit singles “Super Freak” and “You And I,” among others.

After divorcing his first wife, he married Tanya Hijazi on December 24, 1997 and they divorced in 2002.



“I wrote and produced millions and millions of selling records, so my publishing company alone was worth millions of dollars. I didn’t have to work anymore in life because when the rappers started sampling… I’m the most sampled artist in history.” (Rick James)


“I just live one day at a time.” (Rick James)


“You can’t have rock and roll without drugs, you can’t have rock and roll without sex.” (Rick James)


“I don’t have aluminum foil on my windows anymore.” (Rick James)


“After I saw Kiss on stage, I wanted my show to look like the fourth of July. The persona of Rick James was wild and crazy, sex, drugs and rock and roll.” (Rick James)