Jimmy Castor

JIMMY CASTOR Pop-Funk Legend Jimmy Castor, "The Everything Man," passed away Sunday Jan. 16, 2012, at 2:15 a.m. in Henderson, due to heart failure, at the age of 71. Mr. Castor was given the name "The Everything Man" because of his many musical talents. An accomplished musician, singer and songwriter, Mr. Castor started his career at the age of 11 in Harlem, N.Y., when Frankie Lymon and the teenagers recorded his song, "I Promise" which was the groups third million seller. Jimmy went on to record such international hits such as, "Hey Leroy," "It's Just Begun," "Troglodyte" and "Bertha Butt," as well as many hugely successful instrumentals. Castor is survived by his wife, Sandi; his four children, April Jay, Jimmy Jr., Sheli, and Jason; and eight grandchildren. There will be two memorial/celebrations held in his honor - one in Las Vegas and one in his hometown of New York City. When the dates are confirmed, they will be announced.