Chilly Willy http://wfae.org en Remembering William Larry Major, AKA 'Chilly Willy' http://wfae.org/post/remembering-william-larry-major-aka-chilly-willy <p>On a busy stretch of 7<sup>th</sup> Street in the Elizabeth neighborhood Thursday night, William Larry Major stepped into the road, was struck by a car and died.</p><p>Almost instantly, Charlotte Facebook and Twitter accounts were awash in messages honoring the man known to many as "Chilly Willy."</p><p>A quick search on YouTube yields a taste of the fondness Chilly Willy inspired in people: wild-haired and tattooed, breaking into song, as he engaged people on street corners.</p><p>"These walls and bars are surrounding me! Chilly Willy wants to be free!," he sings in one clip.</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 02:46:24 +0000 Julie Rose 14204 at http://wfae.org Remembering William Larry Major, AKA 'Chilly Willy'