Funk legend Sly Stone homeless and living in a van in LA (New York Post)

Today, Sly Stone — one of the greatest figures in soul-music history — is homeless, his fortune stolen by a lethal combination of excess, substance abuse and financial mismanagement. He lays his head inside a white camper van ironically stamped with the words “Pleasure Way” on the side. The van is parked on a residential street in Crenshaw, the rough Los Angeles neighborhood where “Boyz n the Hood” was set. A retired couple makes sure he eats once a day, and Stone showers at their house. The couple’s son serves as his assistant and driver.

  1. jamsradio reblogged this from latimes
  2. nhmortgagebroker reblogged this from npr
  3. milkesdavis reblogged this from npr
  4. awesomeocelot reblogged this from latimes
  5. isabellemarieb reblogged this from latimes and added:
  6. latimes posted this