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Age56 (age at death)
Birthday 1 February, 1948
Birthplace Buffalo, New York, USA
Died 6 August, 2004
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 5' 11¼" (181 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality American
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame his hit songs such as “Super Freak,” “Give it to Me Baby,” and “Mary Jane,” in addition to his popularity due to an extremely popular and referenceable episode of Dave Chappelle's Comedy Central satirical comedy sketch series Chappelle's Show, portraying the mischief he got into with the late comedian, actor, and writer Charlie Murphy
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James Ambrose Johnson Jr. (February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004), better known by his stage name Rick James, was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, James began his musical career in his teen years. He was in various bands before entering the U.S. Navy Reserve to avoid being drafted into the army. In 1964, James deserted to Toronto, Canada, where he formed the rock band the Mynah Birds, who eventually signed a recording deal with Motown Records in 1966. James' career with the group halted after military authorities discovered his whereabouts and eventually convicted and sentenced James to a one-year prison term related to the desertion charges. After being released, James moved to California, where he started a variety of rock and funk groups in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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