Elton John, Steve Martin, Ringo Starr, and Other Celebrities React to Leon Russell’s Death

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Songwriter and musician Leon Russell died in his sleep on Saturday night. He was 74. Though the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer isn't as well known as a solo artist, his work as a session musician and collaborations with popular artists including Elton John, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Beach Boys, the Monkees, and Elvis Costello, made him a legend in the music industry. Many who worked with him, or were fans of his songs, took to social media to remember his legacy.