Elton John is remembering his friend, mentor and "inspiration" today, Leon Russell, who died in his sleep over the weekend.
"He was a mentor, inspiration & so kind to me. I loved him and always will," John wrote on Twitter. John and Russell collaborated on the album The Union in 2010, right before Russell was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the next year.
Other stars paid tribute to the late singer/songwriter on Twitter Sunday.
Steve Martin wanted followers to listen to Russell's "masterpiece," A Song For You.
Read the obit, then listen to his masterpiece, Song for You. Leon Russell, Renowned Songwriter and Musician. https://t.co/1NoSq2i0e5— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) November 13, 2016
Whoopi Goldberg posted about the "amazing musician."
The magnificent Leon Russell amazing musician, true superstar "Long ago and so far away,I fell in love with you..After the 2nd show" R.I.P— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) November 13, 2016
LeVar Burton acknowledged Russell's "masterful keyboard prowess and gravelly soulful singing."
RIP... Leon Russell. For your masterful keyboard prowess and gravelly soulful singing, you will be remembered.— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) November 13, 2016
Kings of Leon's Nathan Followill tweeted about Russell, a "legend."