He composed and performed perhaps the greatest movie theme of all time... the theme from Shaft.
He brought Truck Turner to life.
He voiced “Chef” in the infamous cartoon series South Park.
The Oscar®, Grammy, and Golden Globes winning polymath was found unresponsive near a treadmill in his home. He was 65 years old and still working in Hollywood.
You can read details about this genius at The Los Angeles Times.
Also, check out his IMDB Page.