Cult icon and singer-songwriter who made eclectic, outsider music. He was known for his obscene, often humorous lyrics.
He was institutionalized for two months after hearing what he believed to be demons speaking to him.
He was diagnosed with chronic schizophrenia in 1989.
He was survived by his parents, Walter and Annie Ellington Willis.
He was a guest on The Howard Stern Show and played songs about the radio show host.