'Chilly Willy' died Thursday evening

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Charlotte lost a unique character Thursday evening when William "Chilly Willy" Major was fatally struck by a car in front of Jackalope Jacks. Major, a formerly homeless man who had struggled with addiction, was 58.

Chilly Willy

According to the Charlotte Observer:

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Major stepped onto Seventh Street and was struck by a 65-year-old woman driving a Hyundai Sonata. Paramedics rushed Major to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead around 9:30 p.m.

Look for more on Major's death in next week's CL. Watch a video of him playing the guitar below.

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