Jerry Lee Lewis: What you need to know Lewis was in the first class ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (NCD)

By Jeff MacDonald, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Members of the music community and other celebrities reacted on social media after learning about the death of rock ‘n’ roll star Jerry Lee Lewis.

Lewis, whose career was defined by his wild piano playing, died at his Mississippi home, south of Memphis, Tennessee, on Friday, at 87.

Following the news, many tweeted their condolences and how Lewis had inspired their careers.

We regret to inform you that Jerry Lee Lewis has died today. We will be honoring him by listening to and sharing his music.

Another door to the past has closed. He was the last man standing. He was the killer.

Jerry Lee Lewis was Rock and Roll.#jerryleewis pic.twitter.com/XaRlNro7EC

— Roy Orbison (@ROYORBISON) October 28, 2022

Without Jerry Lee Lewis, I wouldn’t have become who I am today. He was groundbreaking and exciting, and he pulverized the piano. A brilliant singer too. Thank you for your trailblazing inspiration and all the rock ‘n’ roll memories. #RIP pic.twitter.com/HytKkIV5Qo

— Elton John (@eltonofficial) October 28, 2022

RIP Jerry Lee Lewis. The Killer has gone. He could play that piano, boy. Think I gotta play me some Lewis Boogie.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 28, 2022

I’m extremely saddened to hear that Jerry Lee Lewis has passed. While I admired his rock & roll records, I really loved and was heavily influenced by his country records when I was a kid. One of the most unique and soulful voices that country music has ever known. #RIPJerryLee

— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) October 28, 2022

Sadly, One of the pioneers of rock ‘n’ roll has passed. A rebel to the end. RIP, Jerry Lee Lewis.….Jerry Lee Lewis, Influential and Condemned Rock & Roll Pioneer, Dead – Rolling Stone https://t.co/ooKDLm4skX

— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) October 28, 2022

Goodness Gracious!! RIP to the original ball of fire,

Jerry Lee Lewis!

— Tom Hamilton (@THaerosmith) October 28, 2022

Jerry Lee Lewis has passed away, he was a great showman and gave us some great songs. R.I.P

— Tony Blackburn (@tonyblackburn) October 28, 2022

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