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September 26th, 2011 8:51am EDT

Sly StoneThe economic downturn has hit veteran singer Sly Stone hard -  he's living out of a car.
 
During the height of his career, the eccentric funk legend owned a sprawling Los Angeles mansion in Beverly Hills, and just four years ago he moved into a Napa Valley "compound," complete with a vineyard.
 
But now he's suffering with financial problems and Stone is living out of his white van.
 
He tells the New York Post, "I like my small camper. I just do not want to return to a fixed home. I cannot stand being in one place. I must keep moving."
 
The 68 year old parks the vehicle in a residential street in the notoriously rough Los Angeles neighborhood of Crenshaw, where a retired couple provides him with a warm meal each day and use of a shower.

Sly And The Family Stone

Photo Credits: Legacy


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