Ugh! How horrible.
B.B. Cunningham, a keyboardist and singer in Jerry Lee Lewis' band, was found dead in a Memphis, Tennessee apartment complex early Sunday morning.
The 70-year-old was working at a neighboring building as a security guard when he heard a gunshot. He went over to investigate and sadly, ended up getting shot and was killed along with an unidentified 16-year-old.
A resident living near the scene of the crime had nothing but kind words for the musician when he said:
"I liked him. We have a good memory from him. He'd take care of the old people and the Spanish kids. He was a good person. We don't feel good at this moment."
The witness says he saw a black man and white woman flee from the scene of the crime after "five or six shots" were fired.
As far as we know, the no suspects have been identified as the authorities continue the investigation.
Before joining Lewis' band, Cunningham sang for The Hombres who scored a 1967 hit called Let It All Hang Out and recorded music in El Lay for icons like Elton John and Billy Joel.
This is a sad day for all who knew the musician, so our condolences go out to his family and friends. Let's hope that the Memphis police can track down the perpetrators responsible for this senseless crime.
Rest in peace, B.B.!
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