So, two decades ago, the song "Hey Mister" by Custom (Duane Lavold) was on every rock station. The song was a huge hit, the second single "Beat Me" came and went, then his musical career was basically over.
He died last year, a heart attack in Greece. Over two decades after his career ended, he still had his loft in Chinatown. The guy knew a lot of big stars, who would hang out at his loft. He was arrested in California in 2020 for trespassing (https://www.localcrimenews.com/welcome/detail/57253833/duane-lavold-arrest.html
This guy, I guarantee, was some sort of drug smuggler / dealer to rich stars, which is how he kept an expensive loft while still being able to go off and holiday. Info about him online is non-existent.