Leon Russell Dead At Age 74

November 13, 2016
Musician and songwriter Leon Russell has died in his sleep at the age of 74, according to a post on his official Facebook page (below). Born in Lawton, Oklahoma on April 2, 1942, Russell first achieved widespread recognition as a member of Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, and then through his collaborations with Joe Cocker.

Russell suffered a heart attack in July of this year, but was expected to make a full recovery. The cause of his death is not yet known.

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