Hollywood Fats was a blues musician who died of a heroin overdose in 1986.
Here's an excerpt and a link describing some of his contributions to blues guitar:
Just like William Blake and Vincent Van Gogh, Fats died before being recognized for his earth-shattering talent. Bandmate Larry Taylor, with over 40 years of studio work and association with Canned Heat, boldly acknowledged Fats as the greatest blues guitarist. These accolades are echoed by fellow bandmates Al Blake and Fred Kaplan, and those lucky to experience Hollywood Fats Band. Regretfully, the height of Hollywood Fats Band was during a lull in blues appreciation.