Leon Russell Passes On At 74
November 13, 2016 at 8:42 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS is saddened to report the passing of legendary performer and songwriter LEON RUSSELL in NASHVILLE on SATURDAY (11/12). RUSSELL was 74 and reportedly passed away in his sleep according to his website.
The site adds, "LEON was inducted into both the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME and the SONGWRITER'S HALL OF FAME in 2011. LEON led the famous 'JOE COCKER'S MAD DOGS & ENGLISHMEN' tour and performed with GEORGE HARRISON AND FRIENDS at the 'CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH.' LEON has also toured with DELANEY & BONNIE AND FRIENDS, EDGAR WINTER, THE NEW GRASS REVIVAL, WILLIE NELSON, and SIR ELTON JOHN."
RUSSELL's songwriting credits include "A Song For You," "Delta Lady," "Hummingbird," "Lady Blue," "Back To The Island," "Tight Rope," and "This Masquerade." Over the past five years, RUSSELL had a number of health issues including brain surgery, heart failure, and heart attacks. No cause has been disclosed for RUSSELL's passing