Rick James

In some more tragic news this week, music legend, Rick James died today. There is little information available right now, but a breaking news banner on CNN.com said, "Singer Rick James was found dead in his home Friday by his caretaker, a Los Angeles police department spokesman said." More recent updates have James passing at 9:45 am of natural causes. James is of course best known for his "Super Freak" and had a career that spanned the 70s, 80s, and multiple music genres. More news as the story develops.

James will of course live on in a classic Chappelle Show bit and the movie about his life, with Dave Chappelle playing him. Here's All Music Guide on Rick James, his bio on VH1, his lyrics, considered #30 on the list of Trainwreck celebrities and news on Google.