Sir Elton John hails ‘groundbreaking’ Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis, in Sir Elton John’s opinion, was a “groundbreaking” musician.
At his home in DeSoto County, Mississippi, the controversial performer passed away at the age of 87 from natural causes. Elton has paid a heartfelt homage to the ‘Great Balls of Fire’ hitmaker on social media.
Without Jerry Lee Lewis, I would not have developed into the person I am today, Elton stated on Instagram. He crushed the piano and was ground-breaking and exhilarating. a talented singer as well. I appreciate your pioneering inspiration and the wonderful rock ‘n’ roll memories.@jerryleelewisthekiller #RIP (sic)”
The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood has also paid tribute to the founder of rock & roll.
“R.I.P. JLL the KILLER -,” he tweeted. Wow, what a dude.
To offer his own respects, Sir Ringo Starr also used the microblogging platform.
The former Beatles member Ringo posted the following message online: “God bless Jerry lee Lewis peace and love to all his family. (sic)
Previously, Lewis’s representative Zach Farnum stated that he passed away at home from natural causes.
In Desoto County, Mississippi, south of Memphis, Zach’s home, he passed away with Judith, his seventh wife, by his side.
In his closing moments, “he informed her that he embraced the afterlife and that he was not afraid.”
The songwriter of the famous song “High School Confidential” started his career in the 1950s and later found great success in the rock and roll and country music scenes.
Lewis received four Grammy nominations throughout the course of his career, despite some outlets reporting on Wednesday, October 26, 22, that he had passed away.
Additionally, he received inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.