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Facts of Usher Raymond Iii

Full NameUsher Raymond Iii
First NameUsher
Middle NameRaymond
Last NameIii
ProfessionCelebrity Father
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
SpouseJoneeta Patton
No Of Children5

Usher Raymond III is best recognized as the late father of music Icon Usher.

Usher's musical career skyrocketed with the release of his second album

His son's musical career skyrocketed with his second album, My Way, his first number one record, which earned him wide recognition. 

Then he went on giving back-to-back hits earning him eight Grammy Awards, 34 ASCAP Awards, nine Soul Train Music Awards, and eight American Awards

He became the fifth-most awarded artist at Billboard Music awards by receiving 18 Billboard Music Awards.

Failure of first marriage

He was married to Jonetta Patton in 1976. They fell for each other and were madly in love

He used to make her feel special and wanted every moment of her at the beginning of their marriage

However, after a few years of their marriage, his wife left him because of his addiction to d*ugs

She felt that it was too much for her.

Usher Raymond III's first wife, Jonetta Patton.
Usher Raymond III's first wife, Jonetta Patton. Source: Instagram

His wife gave him a second chance 

Leaving him behind, she moved to Dallas, Texas, and started her life working as a bank teller in the major bank. 

He could not bear her absence and called her up, asking her where she was. 

She told him where she was, and then he moved to her place

He tried to be the better person and was there with his spouse at the delivery time

But later, she realized that the d*ugs controlled him

When Usher turned one, she left him and moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, with her son and mother.

Usher Raymond III's first wife, Jonetta Patton and Little Usher.
Usher Raymond III's first wife, Jonetta Patton and Little Usher. Source: Twitter

Father of a total of five Children 

He deprived his son of getting a father's love while he was just one year old. Later he remarried his second wife

With his second wife, he shared four children, three daughters, Tomika Johnson, Ursula Parson, Ushyra Raymond, and one son, Shelly Lusk.

Could not reconnect with his son 

He has been an absentee father to his son

His son did not get a chance to know his dad, and therefore he was not a part of his life. 

But he managed to keep in touch with his son while struggling with a long-running addiction to crack c*caine

His son was ready to reconnect with him by letting go of everything. 

He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit and needed a liver transplant, for which his son was prepared to help

Still, unfortunately, he slipped into the Coma during the transplant and never recovered.

Net worth 

He passed away at an early age, due to which he could not cherish his immense success. 

His son was already a star at the age of 13

As a single parent, Jonetta dedicated her life to fulfilling his dream by making it easier for him to focus on his craft

R&B king is one of the best-selling artists of all time. 

He is also the co-founder of Justin Bieber's record company. His net worth is:

 YearNet Worth 
Usher 2020$180 million 

Cause of death

  1. He died of a heart attack on 21st January 2008 at the age of 52 at an Atlanta hospital. The funeral took place at the Taylor funeral home chapel in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Updated On Sat Feb 20 2021 Published On Thu Dec 03 2020 By paper-boat

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