Pianist to presidents dies at 87 - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Pianist to presidents dies at 87

LOS ANGELES (CNN/KSAZ) - Famed pianist Roger Williams died Saturday at his Los Angeles home.

He was 87 years old.

Williams recorded more than 100 albums during his career.

Seven of his singles, including "Autumn Leaves," made it onto the Billboard Top 40.

Williams was invited to play at the White House by nine presidents, including Harry S. Truman and George W. Bush.

According to William's assistant, his cause of death was complications of pancreatic cancer.

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