Summary: rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter who had influenced artists from the Rolling Stones to Damon Albarn, but who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2012 and overcame addiction and multiple health issues, including prostate cancer, to pull off a second act in his career.
Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes, colon cancer, heart disease, pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease
Born: March 4, 1944
Died: June 27, 2014
Location: Tarzana, California