What was the Cause of Ray Charles Death?

Ray Charles died on June 10, 2004, at his home in Beverly Hills, of acute liver disease which was hepatocellular carcinoma, a cancer of the liver caused by scarring or cirrhosis. Ray was diagnosed with the liver cancer in May, 2003, but kept up public appearances until November, 2003. He did receive the NAACP Image Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, in person, from Quincy Jones in March, 2004, just 3 months before his death.