Ever since that tiny, heartbreaking flashforward in episode five when we saw Randall (Sterling K. Brown) quietly packing up William’s things, including his hat, we knew that William (Ron Cephas Jones) was going to lose his battle with terminal cancer. ” Wright had recently moved to the Atlanta suburbs, but he was in Memphis on this day, as he often was. Most of his friends lived there and most of his family, including his six kids—four sons and two daughters—then ages four to 15.This time he’d gone back to attend his sister’s baby shower.
In September 2014, the Memphis Police Department (MPD) found an additional 200 untested kits dating back to 1976.
Lorenzen Wright stood nearly 7 feet tall and weighed 225 pounds, much of it extravagant muscle.
His high-wattage smile was framed by a goatee—“movie star looks,” said Michael Heisley, the late owner of the Grizzlies, one of Wright’s five teams during his 13-year NBA career.
Bands played on the street as early as the 1860s, and by 1890 Beale had a Grand Opera House (later called the Orpheum).
By the 1940s jazz and blues clubs lined the street; B. King was called "The Beale Street Blues Boy." In 1977 an act of Congress declared Beale "Home of the Blues." But as early as the 1960s Beale Street was caught in the city's downward spiral, with most buildings on the street boarded up over the next decade.