Reverend C.L. Franklin
Tragically, he was shot during a robbery attempt at his house in Detroit in June 1979. He remained in a coma for 5 years and died on July 27, 1984
In 1993, one of his sermons was sampled by House artist Green Velvet in his track "Preacherman". By playing on the double entendre (House as a game children play and House music), Green Velvet delivered one of the most memorable House tracks of all times.
In 1995, Kenny Dope (under the alias of The Bucketheads) resampled the introduction of "Preacherman" for his famous "The Bomb".