Read about this guy in a magazine at the doctor's office. Such a weird story:
Sixto Díaz Rodríguez (...) is an American folk musician based in Detroit, Michigan. His career initially proved short-lived with two little-sold albums in the early 1970s and some brief touring in Australia. Unbeknownst to him, however, his work became extremely successful and influential in South Africa; although, he was mistakenly rumored in that country to have committed suicide.Update June 2014: Original video clip has disappeared from YouTube. If I recall correctly, the original clip used video from Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! This clip also uses video from that same film, though the scenes are different.
In the 1990s, determined South African fans managed to seek out and contact him, which led to an unexpected revival of his musical career.