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Billy Lee Riley R.I.P.

02 August 2009
One of the greatest original Sun Recordings artists has died. Billy Lee Riley, who had been in poor health since taking a bad fall in 2005, was suffering from the final stages of terminal cancer.

He peacefully passed away on Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 at 5:20 am. His family was at his bedside.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Please consider sending something to his wife, Joyce, to show Billy Lee's family that he meant a lot to us.

Checks or money orders can be made payable to:
Joyce Riley
723 Crest Drive
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

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04 August 2009
Comment by rockinev

Completely devasted to hear of Billy's passing he was one of the true greats and will be very sadly missed but fondly remembered. by all of us.