Posted: Aug 23, 2003
Local 'outsider' rocker Wesley Willis dies
August 23, 2003
BY JIM DEROGATIS Pop Music Critic
Wesley Willis, a longtime fixture on the Chicago rock scene and a celebrated favorite of such superstars as Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, producer Rick Rubin and punk legend Jello Biafra, died Thursday after a battle with chronic myelogenous leukemia.
Mr. Willis had undergone surgery for the disease late last year and was recovering in a hospice. The specific cause of death has not been determined, nor wa...