In the United States at the age of 74 years died composer, singer, pianist, guitarist and producer Leon Russell. On the death of the musician reported on its official website.
According to the wife of Russell, he died in his sleep at their home in Nashville (Tennessee). It is noted that the musician was recovering from heart surgery, which was done in July. The last concert was given by Leon Russell in Nashville July 10.
Leon Russell was born on 2 APR 1942 in Oklahoma. In 1955, she debuted on the music scene playing in cover bands performing the songs of Jerry Lee Lewis and Ronnie Hawkins.
He worked with such renowned musicians as Joe Cocker, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Elton John. In 1977, Russell received the prestigious award “Grammy” for the song This Masquerade. In 2011 was inducted into the Hall of fame rock-n-roll.