Leon Russell, A Song For You composer, dies at 74

Legendary musician Leon Russell has died in his sleep. He was 74.

Russell collaborated with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, the Rolling Stones and Elton John over the course of 50 years in the music industry.

Leon Russell

 “Leon Russell died on November 13, 2016 in Nashville at the age of 74. His wife said that he passed away in his sleep,” Russell’s website wrote. “The Master Of Space And Time was a legendary musician and songwriter originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma who performed his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years.”

Elton John, who collaborated with Leon on 2010’s The Union, paid tribute to the musician on Instagram. “My darling Leon passed away last night. He was a mentor, inspiration and so kind to me,” John wrote.

Leon Russell

Leon, an inductee of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, dealt with a string of health problems in recent years, including surgery to stop leaking brain fluid in 2010 and a heart attack that he suffered this July that requested surgery, the Rolling Stone reported.

Rest in Peace Leon. Peace be with your family!

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