Its a long story.... here it goes. When Ray was 7, He went to the lake with his 5 year old brother. They were specifically told not to go in the lake, but his brother went in. When his brother got in, he got stuck in a quicksand pond. His brother didnt know anything about drowning, or death. He thought it was fun, and was smiling and he asked ray to join in, but ray knew not to. As his brother slowly went down, he was still smiling, his eyes were happy and gleeful. As he drowned, ray froze in fear. His eyes suddenley went funny, and he went blind.(when he was alive) he always wore sunglasses because his eyes were all wonky and funny. And that is how he went blind.And please do not trust me on this story, because, at my school, kalamunda primary, the music teacher MR KAN (i dont know how to spell it) told us that exact story. I dont really believe it but, he told all the classes he taught. maybe he is just a liar
Subbmitted By Claire.
This answer is not exactly correct, but it's a good story! ray Charles was about 5 when his younger brother died. His brother died by drowning in a portable laundry tub. At the age of 7 he went blind by, supposedly, untreated glaucoma.
Revised by nakeya kelley
Acually you are both wrong he went blind looking into the microwave and eating pork
Revised by pholloman
His brother died at very young age, when Ray wasn't blind yet
No; Ray Charles was blind.
ray Charles did a lot to become famous like show people a you con do anything a blind man can do!
Ray Charles began to go blind at age 7
Ray Charles went to st.augustine for the blind
so after his bro died he got an eye infection. making him go blind. .... :(
He had an infection in his eyes and his mother gave him drops and they somehow caused him to be blind at the age of 7
He was blind
Ray Charles was educated at the school of St. Augestine for the blind.
Ray Charles was a very famous black blind jazz pianist. see http://www.answers.com/Ray+Charles
he was blind
It seems that Ray Charles had glaucoma. He started to go blind when he was five, and completely lost his sight when he was seven. In an anecdote, Ray Charles suggested he went blind by looking at the sun too much. But he was diagnosed with glaucoma later in life.
Yes he was blind and played the piano
well your mom was born blind :O
The correct spelling of the blind singer's name is Ray Charles (Ray Charles Robinson 1930-2004).
Yes, he was blind.
Because he was blind.
yes ray Charles played the piano blind
He portrayed the blind singer Ray Charles in the movie Ray (2004).
NO will.i.am is not blind. He wear a shade just as a style.not because he is blind like ray Charles.