Screamin' Jay Hawkins
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