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.
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.
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.
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:
Cause of death
- 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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