The controversial singer passed away from natural causes at 87 in the home he shared with

his family located in DeSoto County, Mississippi, and Elton has posted on his social

networks to show a heartfelt memorial to the "Great Balls Of Fire singer.

Elton shared via Instagram: "Without Jerry Lee Lewis I wouldn't have been the person I am today.

He was innovative and thrilling and he was a pulverizer of the piano. He was a great singer, too.

Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones has also made a tribute to the pioneer of rock and roll.

The tweet read: "R.I.P. JLL the KILLER - What a man. (sic)"

Sir Ringo Starr has also taken to micro-blogging to pay himself a tribute.

Ringo who was a member of The Beatles The band's singer wrote on the internet:

God bless Jerry lee Lewis peace and love to all his family Ringo. (sic)

Zach Farnum, a rep for the legendary actor,

has confirmed previously that Lewis passed away from natural causes in his home.