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n Wednesday, TMZ reported that Rock n’ Roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis had died at the age of 87. However, it was revealed that they had misreported, after a representative for Lewis announced that the musician was still alive and kicking.
“Jerry Lee Lewis is not dead … as we previously reported,” read a new article from the outlet. “We’re told the rock ‘n’ roll legend is alive, living in Memphis. Earlier today we were told by someone claiming to be Lewis’ rep that he had passed. That turned out not to be the case. TMZ regrets the error.”
Lewis, nicknamed “The Killer,” is known for hits such as “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” and “Great Balls of Fire.”
His sister, Linda Gail Lewis, posted a photo of the star to Facebook Tuesday, captioning the photo: “Please pray for my dear brother, he’s going thru a hard time and needs our prayers and positive thoughts right now. Thank you so much.”
The inaccurate report comes only 10 days after Lewis was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He was unable to attend the ceremony in Nashville, due to guidance from his doctor, but fellow country stars Hank Williams Jr. and Kris Kristofferson accepted the honor in his stead.