Legendary rocker Jerry Lee Lewis has passed away.
There were mistaken reports of his death on Wednesday, but they were immediately retracted.
However, that sadly became true as Lewis passed away at his Mississippi home on Friday.
He was 87 years old.
Great Balls of Fire
“The Killer” was a legendary performer during his younger years.
The electricity was amazing when he sat down at the piano, as you can see from the performance…
Lewis first started playing piano at the age of nine, doing his first performance at the age of 14.
His entire career almost never happened.
His scandalous relationship with his 13-year-old cousin in 1956, Myra Gale Brown, had almost derailed his career before it ever really got started.
His tour was canceled, his records were boycotted, but he eventually broke off the relationship and it was not long before he was back atop the charts.
His career was given a new life after his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
By then, however, his performances were hardly as electric as The Killer was back in his prime.
In 2005, Lewis was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
More recently, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 16, but he was so ill that he could not attend the ceremony in person.
Rest in peace, Killer.
Source: New York Post