Rick James (left) and Danny Glover pose on the red carpet before the 4TH Annual BET Awards. This was at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on June 29, 2004. BET the the acronym for the cable network Black Entertainment Television. Rick James was born on February 1, 1948, so he was 56 years old when this photo was taken. Sadly, he died about six weeks after this photo was taken, of heart disease related to various other maladies.