NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Leon Russell, who sang, wrote and produced some of rock `n’ roll’s top records, has died. He was 74.
An email from Leon Russell Records to The Associated Press says Russell died in Nashville on Saturday night. The email cites Russell’s wife as the source of the information. Russell had heart bypass surgery in July and was recovering from that at the time of his death. He had been planning on resuming touring in January, the email said.