Screamin' Jay Hawkins


 

 

Age: 70

 

Summary: larger-than-life rock performer whose shows included screams, voodoo, and various reptiles but who is best remembered for his drunken recording of I Put a Spell on You, and who influenced musicians ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Alice Cooper to Marilyn Manson.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications after surgery for an aneurysm

 

Born: July 18, 1929

 

Died: February 12, 2000

 

Location: Neuillt-sur-Seine, France