Rock ’n’ Roll Legend Jerry Lee Lewis Dies at 87
Jerry Lee Lewis, the Rock ‘n’ Roll legend who became one of popular music history’s most known people, died at 87. We know him with hits like “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” in his music career.
What’s Jerry Lee Lewis cause of death?
According to the statement, Jerry Lee Lewis died at his house in Desoto County, Mississippi, south of Memphis. When reporters reached them via phone, Farnum informed them that cause of the death of Jerry Lee Lewis was “natural causes.”
His seventh wife, Judith, was at his side when he died, and the statement continued about rock ‘n’ roll legend: “Told her, in his dying days, that he embraced the afterlife, and that he was not scared.”
About Jerry Lee Lewis life and music career
He is a pioneer of rock and roll and rockabilly music, and began recording in 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. “Crazy Arms” sold 300,000 copies in the South, but it was Lewis’ 1957 smash “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” that catapulted him to international stardom. He then went on to have massive successes including “Great Balls of Fire,” “Breathless,” and “High School Confidential.”
His rock and roll career took a hit after he married Myra Gale Brown, his 13-year-old cousin once removed.
Following the controversy, his fame swiftly dwindled, and with a few exceptions, such as a version of Ray Charles’ “What’d I Say,” he had little chart success in the early 1960s. His live performances were becoming increasingly chaotic and energetic. Many music writers and fans view his 1964 live CD Live at the Star Club, Hamburg as one of the craziest and finest live rock recordings ever.
Jerry Lee Lewis also change to country music in 1968, and had hits with songs like “Another Place, Another Time.” This rekindled his career, and he consistently topped the country-western charts during the late 1960s and 1970s; Lewis had 30 songs hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Country & Western Chart over his seven-decade career.
“To Make Love Sweeter for You,” “There Must Be More to Love Than This,” “Would You Take Another Chance on Me,” and “Me and Bobby McGee” were also known as among his number 1 country singles.
Lewis also released 40 studio albums, the most recent being 2014’s Rock & Roll Time. Mean Old Man, his previous album, debuted in the US Top 30 in 2010 and featured duets with performers such as Mick Jagger, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, and Eric Clapton.
After Jerry Lee Lewis’ death news, the famous musician shares tribute messages via social media:
Elton John tweeted: “Without Jerry Lee Lewis, I wouldn’t have become who I am today. He was groundbreaking and exciting, and he pulverized the piano. A brilliant singer too. Thank you for your trailblazing inspiration and all the rock ‘n’ roll memories.”
Without Jerry Lee Lewis, I wouldn’t have become who I am today. He was groundbreaking and exciting, and he pulverized the piano. A brilliant singer too. Thank you for your trailblazing inspiration and all the rock ‘n’ roll memories. #RIP pic.twitter.com/HytKkIV5Qo
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) October 28, 2022
Ringo Starr has also tweeted about Jerry Lee Lewis’ death: “God bless Jerry lee Lewis peace and love to all his family”. Gene Simmons called him “one of the pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll” and “a rebel to the end”.”
John Fogerty tweeted: “Sad to hear of the passing of Jerry Lee Lewis. Love his music and I was hugely influenced by his records and live performances which were always full of fire and inspiration! No one could touch him! God Bless you, Jerry Lee,” “Goodbye to the Killer” RIP Keith From the 1983 Salute to Jerry Lee Lewis”
Sadly, One of the pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll has passed. A rebel to the end. RIP, Jerry Lee Lewis.….Jerry Lee Lewis, Influential and Condemned Rock & Roll Pioneer, Dead – Rolling Stone https://t.co/ooKDLm4skX
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) October 28, 2022
RIP Jerry Lee Lewis. The Killer has gone. He could play that piano, boy. Think I gotta play me some Lewis Boogie.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 28, 2022