I am sorry for his family and I hope he is in heaven....although I think it is very unlikely. About the only good thing I can say about him as a performer is that he was truly great dancer. Right up there with Sammy Davis Jr and Fred Aastaire. But was not a great singer, and his music was average. But the main thing that stands out in my mind about him is that he was one of the weirdest, freakiest, scariest, most horrifying people I have ever seen I mean, we are talking about a black man, who tried to turn into a white woman, who making himself look like a monster, who apparently never had relations with any of his "wives", and who craved haveing "sleep overs" with young children!!! And yet people worship this guy??? I just dont get it.