Famed pianist Roger Williams dies at 87

FILE - This Oct. 1, 2004 file photo shows pianist Roger Williams, left, speaks to the audience at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta. Man at right is unidentified. Williams, the virtuoso pianist who topped Billboard charts with his hit recording of "Autumn Leaves" in the 1950s and played for nine presidents during a long career, has died. He was 87. His former publicist Rob Wilcox says Williams died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at his home in Los Angeles of complications from pancreatic cancer. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

October 8, 2011 3:17:07 PM PDT
Roger Williams, the virtuoso pianist who topped the Billboard pop chart in the 1950s and played for nine U.S. presidents during a long career, died Saturday. He was 87.

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