Contrary to what TMZ said, rock and roll veteran Jerry Lee Lewis did not pass away on Wednesday. The news organization claimed that it was given a false tip. The artist, who is 87 years old and is known by his nickname “The Killer,” is famous for tunes including “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire.”
On Tuesday, his sister, Linda Gail Lewis, posted the following message on Facebook: “Please pray for my darling brother, he’s going through a difficult time and he needs our prayers and positive thoughts right now. Thank you so much for everything. It has been ten days since Jerry Lee Lewis was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame when the erroneous report of his passing surfaced.
Due to the instructions given to him by his physician, he was unable to attend the event in Nashville. Hank Williams Jr. and Kris Kristofferson, two other prominent figures in the country music industry, showed up in his place to accept the prize.
When news of his passing spread among his followers, many paid him respect. “May the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis, who was one of the early pioneers of rock and roll, rest in peace. Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Carl Perkins, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe were among the earliest pioneers of the genre, and all of them have now passed away.
On the other hand, there was a time when they roamed the Earth like giants,” a radio presenter named Lou Brutus wrote in a tweet. Lewis was raised on country music after he was born in Louisiana in 1935. He claimed that he started playing the piano when he was 9 years old. In the end, he was awarded a total of four Grammys, two of which were for the Grammy Hall of Fame and one for the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 1986, he was a part of the inaugural group of musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But a scandal that erupted as a result of his marriage to his cousin Myra, who was just 13 at the time, came close to derailing his career.