Not worth a damn. But long after his death, his singing voice may be the world's most recognizable. When Robin Williams starred in Good Morning, Vietnam, Louis' version of "Wonderful World" filled that cynical war movie with a tender resonance. And became a pop hit.
Now Apple has used another Louis song to promote the iPhone 4's Face Time. Without dialogue, just Louis, the new Apple ads are impactful over most of the world.
Bet we could use Louis' gargly voice in the Alpha world.