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

Leon Russell In Concert - Athens, GA
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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.

Celebrities React to the Death of Leon Russell