Musician Leon Russell has died at 74

According to posts on his official website and Facebook page, singer, songwriter and musician Leon Russell died Sunday morning in his sleep in his Nashville home. 

According to posts on his official website and Facebook page, singer, songwriter and musician Leon Russell died Sunday morning in his sleep in his Nashville home.

Russell, a member of the Rock and Roll and Songwriters Halls of Fame, performed and recorded with a wind ranging roster of performers including Elton John, Willie Nelson and the New Grass Revival. 

Russell's A Song For You, which appeared on his eponymous, 1970 debut album, has been recorded by more than three dozen artists (Ray Charles won a Grammy for his version) over the years. 


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