Sir Elton John believes Jerry Lee Lewis was a “groundbreaking” musician.
The controversial star died of natural causes at his home in DeSoto County, Mississippi at the age of 87, and Elton took to social media to pay tribute to the “Fireball” hitmaker.
Elton wrote on Instagram: Memories of n’ Roll. @jerryleelewisthekiller #RIP (sic)”
The Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood also pays tribute to the rock and roll pioneer.
He tweeted: “RIP JLL the KILLER- what a man. (sic)”
Sir Ringo Starr also used the microblogging platform to post his tributes.
Ringo, who was a member of The Beatles, wrote online:
Iconic star rep Zach Farnham previously confirmed that Lewis died of natural causes at his home.
“His seventh wife, Judith, was by his side when he died at his home in DeSoto County, Mississippi, south of Memphis.
“He told her on his last day that he welcomed the afterlife and was not afraid of it.”
The “High School Confidential” hitmaker began his career in the ’50s, becoming a hugely successful rock and roll artist and then breaking out into the country music scene.
Lewis, who was falsely reported dead by several outlets on Wednesday (10.26.22), has won four Grammy Awards in his career.
He has also been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.