Leon Russell dies at the age of 74

HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 03:  Musician Leon Russell performs at the Hollywood Palladium on November 3, 2010 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 03: Musician Leon Russell performs at the Hollywood Palladium on November 3, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE – Musician and songwriter Leon Russell died in Nashville Sunday. He was of 74.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer died in his sleep, according to his wife.

Russell’s record company told NPR that he had heart bypass surgery in July and was recovering from that. He was reportedly hoping to resume touring in January.

Russell was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011.

Some of his most well-known songs include “A Song For You,” “Delta Lady,” “Hummingbird,” “Lady Blue,” “Back To The Island,” “Tight Rope” and “This Masquerade.”

This story is developing. More details will be included as they become available.

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