Ramsey Lewis, renowned jazz musician who became a pop star, dies

Ramsey Lewis, a famous jazz pianist whose career lasted more than 60 years and began with the Ramsey Lewis Trio

and made him one of the most successful jazz musicians in the country, has died. He was 87.  

He is well-known in the jazz world for hits like "The In" Crowd," "Hang on Sloopy," and "Wade in the Water" from the 1960s.

He won three Grammys and seven gold records for his work.

"Ramsey Lewis and the Gentlemen of Swing" was the group's first record, released in 1956.

Lewis died at his home in Chicago on Monday night while he was sleeping, according to his son, Bobby Lewis.