Hall of Famer Leon Russell Dead at 74

Hall of Famer Leon Russell Dead at 74

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Leon Russell, whose impact on popular music crossed genre boundaries, has passed away at the age of 74.

Russell died of undisclosed causes sometime between Saturday night (Nov. 12) and Sunday morning (Nov. 13), according to a post on his Facebook page. His wife, Jan Bridges, confirmed the news in the following statement:

We thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this very, very difficult time. My husband passed in his sleep in our Nashville home. He was recovering from heart surgery in July and looked forward to getting back on the road in January. We appreciate everyone’s love and support.

Born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2,…



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