Rick James

Rick James
1948 - 2004

Rick James  American Singer


Rick James passed away on 6th Aug 2004 aged 56. His last relationship was when Tanya Hijazi and Rick James were divorced in Dec 2002 after being married for 5 years.


Rick James was previously married to Tanya Hijazi (1990 - 2002).

He was also in relationships with Iman, Ola Ray, Janis Hunter and Kellee Patterson.

Rick James is rumoured to have hooked up with Catherine Bach (1984), Vanity (1980), Linda Blair (1980 - 1981) and Elisabeth Shue.

Rick James had 3 children, Ty James, Rick James JR and Tazman.


Rick James is a 56 year old American Singer. Born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr on 1st February, 1948 in Buffalo, New York, USA and educated at Bennett High School, Buffalo, NY, he is famous for Super Freak in a career that spans 1964–2004. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Rick James is a member of the following lists: American male composers, 20th-century American singers and Grammy Award-winning artists.


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Confirmed Relationships6
Longest Relationship12 yrs, 11 mths
Shortest Relationship12 yrs, 11 mths
Average Relationship Length2 yrs, 1 mth
Rumored Relationships4
First Name Rick
Last Name James
Full Name at Birth James Ambrose Johnson, Jr
Alternative Name The King of Punk Funk, Big Jimmy, Jimmy "The Whale", Ricky James Matthews, Slick Rick
Age 56 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st February, 1948
Birthplace Buffalo, New York, USA
Died 6th August, 2004
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Accidental Drug Overdose
Height 5' 11¼" (181 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School Bennett High School, Buffalo, NY
Occupation Text Singer, Musician, Composer
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame Super Freak
Music Genre (Text) R&B, soul, funk, rock, quiet storm, disco, P-funk, doo-wop
Music Genre R&B
Year(s) Active 1964–2004, 1964–1993, 1996-1998, 2004, 1964–1993, 1996–1998, 2004
Music Style Funk, Urban, Quiet Storm, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock
Music Mood Party/Celebratory, Carefree, Summery, Sexual, Exuberant, Cheerful, Happy, Joyous, Confident, Sexy, Playful
Instrument Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, drums, other percussion instruments
Record Label Gordy Records, Reprise Records, Mercury Records
Associated Acts The Mynah Birds, Stone City Band, Heaven and Earth, Mary Jane Girls, Process and the Doo Rags, Neil Young and Val Young, Eddie Murphy, Teena Marie
Brand Endorsement TV commercial: Old Navy clothes.
Official Websites www.rickjames.com, www.nndb.com/people/167/000025092/, www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9276693, http://www.rickjames.com/, http://www.rickjames.com
Friend Grace Jones, Smokey Robinson
Pets Ganga (Dog)

Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.; February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004) was an American musician and composer.

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Rick James56 AquariusSinger
Tanya Hijazi-
Catherine Bach61 PiscesActress
Vanity57 CapricornSinger
Linda Blair57 AquariusActress
Teena Marie54 PiscesSinger
Janis Hunter60 CapricornOther
Kellee Patterson-Singer
Elisabeth Shue52 LibraActress
Iman61 LeoModel
Ola Ray56 VirgoModel (Adult/Glamour)


Ty JamesFemale
Rick James JRMale


Holla2002GuestTV Show
The Artist's Journey2000Movie
Life1999Spanky JohnsonMovie
The A-Team1983Rick JamesTV Show
Rick James: Super Freak1981Movie


Posted commentsView all comments (4)

wjerryzJan 16

His quoted liaisons are no more then fantasy

LaSeineJul 29, 2012

we miss you rick i love your music

jJul 21, 2009

he was married to a black woman. I dont know her name.

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