Drag queen who earned the title the Queen of Disco with the songs "Dance (Disco Heat)" and "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Right)."
He spent much of the 1960s homeless until graduating from Jordan High School in 1969.
He had his highest charting album with the #7 R&B album Step II.
He was in a relationship with Rick Cranmer at the time of his death.
He featured Herbie Hancock on his 1981 single "Magic Number."