Credited as "The Killer". Married his 14 year old second cousin while he was still married. His son, Jerry Lee Lewis Jr., died in a car accident in 1973 when he was 19. During the 1960s, his second son, Steve Allen Lewis, had drowned in a swimming pool accident. Lewis' own erratic behaviour during the 1970s led to his being hospitalized after nearly dying from a bleeding ulcer. His fourth wife drowned in a swimming pool under suspicious circumstances. Little more than a year later, his fifth wife was found dead at his home from a methadone overdose. While celebrating his 41st birthday in 1976, Lewis playfully pointed a gun at his bass player, Butch Owens, and thinking it was not loaded, pulled the trigger, shooting him in the chest. Famous for his song "Great Balls Of Fire". A film was made about his life, it featured Dennis Quaid as Jerry Lee Lewis and was called "Great Balls Of Fire". More Trivia
Jerry Lee Lewis Quotes Jerry Lee Lewis: I'm a rompin', stompin', piano playing son of a bitch. A mean son of a bitch. Jerry Lee Lewis: If I'm going to Hell, I'm going there playing the piano.