Sunday, 13 November 2016

Famed Rock & Roll Musician Leon Russell has died at 74

Icon Rock & Roll musician Leon Russell, famous for his flowing white hair, ever-present hats and unpolished voice, died Sunday morning at his Nashville home. He was 74.

According to News media the Southern rock icon died in his sleep on Sunday morning at his Tennessee on Sundayhome.

No cause of death was given on his official website and Facebook page, but the singer, songwriter and musician had suffered a heart attack in July and underwent bypass surgery, forcing him off the road to recuperate.
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Russell, a member of the Rock and Roll and Songwriters Halls of Fame, performed, toured and recorded with a wide-ranging roster of performers over his nearly six-decade career, including Elton John, Willie Nelson, George Harrison and Joe Cocker.

Russell's A Song for You has been recorded by more than three dozen artists (Ray Charles won a Grammy Award for his version). His work spanned genres, and over the years several artists found chart success by recording his songs, including Cocker (Delta Lady), The Carpenters (Superstar), B.B. King (Hummingbird) and George Benson (This Masquerade).

 Rock&Roll Legend, Leon Russell,