Jerry Lee Lewis performs at the19th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert in Mountain View, California, in October 2005. Photo: Reuters
Jerry Lee Lewis performs at the19th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert in Mountain View, California, in October 2005. Photo: Reuters

Great Balls of Fire rock star Jerry Lee Lewis dead at 87

  • The US rock ‘n’ roll pioneer, a friend and rival of Elvis Presley, had a career spanning decades, replete with wild stories of numerous wives and drunk rampages
  • Lewis, known for his rowdy piano beats and outrageous stage presence, died of natural causes

Jerry Lee Lewis performs at the19th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert in Mountain View, California, in October 2005. Photo: Reuters
Jerry Lee Lewis performs at the19th annual Bridge School Benefit Concert in Mountain View, California, in October 2005. Photo: Reuters
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