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Pioneering rocker Jerry Lee Lewis dead at 87

American music legend Jerry Lee Lewis — seen here performing for fans in support of his album “Last Man Standing” in October 2006 in Hollywood — was best known for his giant hit, “Great Balls of Fire”. (Photo: AFP)

NEW YORK: Jerry Lee Lewis, a kingpin of 1950s American rock and roll who played a pivotal role in shaping the genre’s nascent sound, has died. He was 87 years old.

Famous for his flowing blond locks, rowdy piano beats and outrageous stage presence, the star best known for his classic “Great Balls of Fire” died of…

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