Leon Russell, legendary singer/songwriter, passed away today at the age of 74, his official website has confirmed.
His wife Jan released the following statement:
"We thank everyone for their thoughts ans prayers during this very, very difficult time. My husband passed in his sleep in our Nashville home. He was recovering from heart surgery in July and looked forward to getting back on the road in January. We appreciate everyone's love and support."
Russell was inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame back in 2011.