Sammy Davis Jr.’s final weed retailer was donated to Detroit songwriter Allee Willis

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Detroit-born Allee Willis, who died in 2019, co-wrote Earth, Wind & Fire’s smash hits “September” and “I’ll Be There for You,” known as the theme song for friends.

Willis was also an art director and collector and has acquired several unique items over the course of her career.

One of her most prized possessions was revealed in a Facebook post this week. Sammy Davis Jr.’s last stash of weeds.

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Willis was a family friend, according to the post by Ethan Davidson, a musician and son of Bill Davidson, the former billionaire of the Detroit Pistons.

A few years ago Davidson visited her Los Angeles home known as the Museum of Kitsch.

During the visit, Willis took out a small box containing her “most precious treasure”.

Sammy Davis Jr., who was a member of the “Rat Pack” alongside Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Peter Lawford and who appeared with Duke Ellington, Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong, among others, died in 1990. He lost his left hand Willis warned Davidson in a car crash 20 and before revealing what was in the box, he warned Davidson, “Don’t worry, it’s not the apple of his eye!”

Instead, there was a small amount of cannabis in the box and a note from Davis: “Dear Allee, hang on to my weed, dear, Sammy.”

First reported by Deadline Detroit, the post found a lot of love on Facebook. “This is like a dream come true,” commented one user. “I’ve been to her LA home a couple of times. Have fun and full of surprises! Added another.

At the end of his post, Davidson wrote, “I don’t care how cool you think you are, but only Allee had Sammy’s last stash. Avenue always wins !! We miss you! Say hello to Sammy! “

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