Remembering Leon Russell
Leon Russell was born Claude Russell Bridges on April 2, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma. Leon passed away on Nov. 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.”
All across the world; friends, family, celebrities and other musicians expressed their condolences. Below are just a few…
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) November 13, 2016
Read the obit, then listen to his masterpiece, Song for You. Leon Russell, Renowned Songwriter and Musician. https://t.co/1NoSq2i0e5
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) November 13, 2016
Up On A Tightrope singing A Song For You LEON RUSSELL! RIP.
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) November 14, 2016
God bless Leon Russell peace and love to all his family peace and love ????✌️️????????????????????
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) November 13, 2016
So long, Leon Russell. You played your heart out and we will miss you. Thank you for sharing your divine talent with us. ❤️#LeonRussell
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) November 13, 2016
R.I.P. Leon Russell https://t.co/utk2XAOUjG
— Carole King (@Carole_King) November 13, 2016
So sad to hear Leon Russell has passed away. A great influence and songwriter. God rest his soulhttps://t.co/xMjBfPkFAV
— Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@YusufCatStevens) November 13, 2016
— Chaka Khan (@ChakaKhan) November 13, 2016
RIP my friend of 50 years, generous trail blazer, Leon Russell, who rescued me and remained a gentleman throughout Hollywood's trials.
— Booker T. Jones (@BookerTJones) November 13, 2016
The magnificent Leon Russell amazing musician, true superstar "Long ago and so far away,I fell in love with you..After the 2nd show" R.I.P
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) November 13, 2016
Leon Russell, Master of Time and Space. Damn.
— Penn Jillette (@pennjillette) November 13, 2016
— Gregg Allman (@GreggAllman) November 13, 2016
— HANSON (@hansonmusic) November 13, 2016
Just got word that Leon Russell has passed away
Rest in peace Leon
You left a lot of great music behind you.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) November 13, 2016