Despite a false death report, Jerry Lee Lewis is still alive 

TMZ article claiming that the father of rock and roll had passed away, Jerry Lee Lewis is still alive 

Lewis was unable to attend the Country Music Hall of Fame induction event because he has been known to be sick with the flu this month 

Lewis' bogus death news makes a big music figure's false death report in recent weeks two in a row 

Two other legendary figures in country music, Hank Williams Jr. and Kris Kristofferson, showed up to accept the honor in his place 

reported by TMZ. According to the publication, a fraudulent tip was given