FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2013, file photo, Leon Russell waves as he is introduced in Tulsa, Okla. Russell, who sang, wrote and produced some of rock 'n' roll's top records, has died. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Rocker Leon Russell dies in Nashville

Russell’s wife, Jan Bridges, said in a statement that her husband died in his sleep Sunday at their Nashville home. She said Russell had heart bypass surgery in July and had been planning on resuming touring in January.