Legendary funk musician Jimmy Castor passed away yesterday morning (January 16) in Las Vegas at age 64. The cause of death for the influential saxophonist whose music has been sampled by everyone from Kanye West to N.W.A is still unknown causes, reports PrefixMag.
As the lead member of the Jimmy Castor Bunch, Castor is most famous for the group’s hit “Troglodyte (Cave Man)” which peaked at No. 4 on the R&B charts in 1972. Known to fans as “The Everything Man,” Castor broke into the music industry when he joined the doo-wop group The Teenagers as storied singer Frankie Lymon’s replacement in 1957.