October 9, 2011
This Oct. 1, 2007 file photo shows Roger Williams playing the piano during his 83rd birthday celebration in Simi Valley, Calif. 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. (AP Photo/The Ventura County Star, Juan Carlo, www.venturacountystar.com)
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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.