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Is Sly Stone really homeless?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

imageRoger Friedman at Showbiz 411 says he isn’t. In fact, Friedman says that despite the widely circulated New York Post story last week describing the one-time Bay Area ‘60s soul icon whose real name is Sylvester Stewart (pictured during younger days) as living in a van on the streets of L. A., he lives there by choice because years of drug abuse have left him paranoid about the indoors. An excerpt:

Another friend tells me, “Sly always liked living in Winnebagos. He never liked being in a house.”

Indeed, Stone is going to look at a couple of new vans this week, I’m told. And it’s not like he’s living in a beat up panel van. His accommodations are fine for what they are. “He’s too paranoid to come inside,” says a friend. This is the result of 40 years of drug abuse.

Noted: Not least of all, Friedman says Stone’s attorney, Robert Alan, tells him that the funk legend was paid $5,000 by the writer of the Post piece for the interview.

Earlier: “Funk music legend Sly Stone homeless, living out of a van”

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