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Jerry Lee Lewis' Sister Dies Unexpectedly

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A true music legend has suffered an unthinkable loss with the sudden passing of his beloved sister, Frankie Jean Lewis Terrell. 

Known worldwide for his iconic hits like "Great Balls of Fire", "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" and "High School Confidential", legendary singer/songwriter Jerry Lee Lewis has also played in groups such as the Million Dollar Quartet

Tragically, just days ago, on July 24th, 2016, his sister Frankie Terrell passed away unexpectedly at the age of 71. No cause of death has been listed. 

As The News Star reports, Terrell was a very well-known person in her town of Ferriday, Louisiana and known to many of her brother's fans who traveled to see the Jerry Lee Lewis Family Museum that she both owned and operated at her home. 

Terrell's cousin and mayor of their town, Sherrie Jacobs McMahon, talked to the publication about how truly delightful a person Frankie was.

"My cousin, Frankie Jean, was an original ... one of a kind. She loved her family unconditionally. She took great pride in her Lewis Family Museum where she delighted in giving tours to folks from around the world." 

In a recent post on social media, Jerry Lee Lewis and his wife, Judith, express their loss and heartbreak, while asking fans and friends to pray for them during this time. They also shared a recent photo of Terrell and Lewis hugging in a separate post.


Lewis and his wife are currently living in Mississippi, and are in the process of making funeral arrangements. No details have been announced yet. 

We are keeping Lewis and his family in our thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time. 

Watch the video below of Terrell giving a tour of her Jerry Lee Lewis Family Museum. 

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