Except that I live about 5 miles from his home. You may or may not have heard of James’ run-ins with the law here, but let me tell you that isn’t representative of the man as a whole. He did much more good than bad.
He donated a great deal of time and money to charities in and around the CSRA. As much as you can hear his influence on music, you can see his influence on the world around him everyday here.
I’m not for minute saying that his spousal and substance abuse issues weren’t bad things. They were very bad. But I am trying to convey the fact that it is very complex. As was he.
Whether you love him or hate him, you can’t ignore him.
Goodbye, sir. You will be missed.