Jerry Lee Lewis’ rep SLAMS false report that he had died at 87


‘It’s bulls***!’ Jerry Lee Lewis’ rep SLAMS false report that he had died at 87… after rock’n’roll icon sparked health concerns by catching the flu

Jerry Lee Lewis is still alive and well in Memphis, despite an earlier report erroneously claiming he had passed away.

TMZ, which originally reported the death, reports someone claiming to be Lewis’ representative informed them he had passed away, which turned out to not be true.

Lewis’ first hit was the 1957 track Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, followed by the iconic song Great Balls Of Fire which was even featured in both Top Gun films. 

Jerry Lee Lewis is still alive in Memphis, despite an earlier report claiming he had passed away 

A representative for Lewis told Page Six: ‘He’s alive. TMZ reported erroneously off of a bulls–t anonymous tip.’  

Nicknamed The Killer, Lewis’s pioneering music career began in the 1950s and both Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Beatle Paul McCartney have named him as their inspiration.

In one interview, Jagger said: ‘Jerry Lee Lewis is a pioneer who introduced the world to a whole new level of showmanship.’

Elvis Presley once said that if he could play the piano like Lewis, he would stop singing.

TMZ , which erroneously reported the death, reports someone claiming to be Lewis' representative informed them he had passed away, which turned out to not be true

TMZ , which erroneously reported the death, reports someone claiming to be Lewis’ representative informed them he had passed away, which turned out to not be true 

Lewis's pioneering music career began in the 1950s and both Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Beatle Paul McCartney have named him as their inspiration

Lewis’s pioneering music career began in the 1950s and both Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and Beatle Paul McCartney have named him as their inspiration

Lewis is famed for his showmanship – he once played a burning piano – a turbulent private life and seven marriages.

He had huge hits including Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Breathless and High School Confidential in the 1950s but his career faltered in the wake of his marriage in 1958 to 13-year-old Myra Gale Brown, who was his cousin’s daughter.

Amid widespread outrage, some churches ordered his records to be burned and his tracks were banned from the radio in America’s religious Deep South.

A star in Lewis’s honour was unveiled on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in 1989, the same year that a film chronicling his life – starring Dennis Quaid as the rocker – was released.

Lewis was in the first class inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, and he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame last week.

Lewis was sick with the flu and was unable to attend the show, but still received the award from Kris Kristofferson, who accepted the gong in his honor.

His huge hits include Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On, Breathless and High School Confidential in the 1950s but his career faltered in the wake of his marriage in 1958 to 13-year-old Myra Gale Brown, who was his cousin's daughter

His huge hits include Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Breathless and High School Confidential in the 1950s but his career faltered in the wake of his marriage in 1958 to 13-year-old Myra Gale Brown, who was his cousin’s daughter

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