Summary: rhythm and blues singer best known for his 1961 hit single Mother-in-Law which went to #1 on the Billboard pop chart in the U.S. and who was later dubbed as "The Emperor of the Universe" because of wearing a cape and crown where he became a famous local eccentric on the New Orleans scene in the 1990's.
Cause of Death: Liver failure
Born: February 22, 1936
Died: July 5, 2001
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana