Green Country Leon Russell fans share stories after his death

Quick Facts:

  • Music legend Leon Russell died at the age of 74
  • A post on Russell's Facebook page and his website said he passed away peacefully in his sleep.
  • Russell, who grew up in Tulsa, was one of the originators of the Tulsa sound and played with musicians like Eric Clapton and B.B. King
  • Russell was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011 for his contributions to the music industry
  • Russell was inducted to the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in 2006
Music legend Leon Russell died at the age of 74.
A post on his official Facebook page and a post on his website announced his death, saying he died in his sleep at his Nashville home. 

Musician Leon Russell has died in Nashville at the age of 74. His wife said he died in his sleep.

Posted by Leon Russell on Sunday, November 13, 2016

The musician and songwriter was from Oklahoma and began his musical career playing in bars and clubs in Tuls as a teen.

The Woody Guthrie Center posted a vintage Leon Russell concert poster on their Facebook page.

RIP - Leon Russell

Posted by Woody Guthrie Center on Sunday, November 13, 2016

Many Green Country fans stopped by The Church Studio, Russell's former recording studio, to leave flowers and messages.

Musicians and celebrities reacted to his death on social media.


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