"Hound Dog" songwriter Jerry Leiber dies at 78

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 22, 2011 5:58 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Songwriter Jerry Leiber, famous for his collaborations with Mike Stoller including the Elvis Presley hit "Hound Dog," died on Monday at age 78, his representatives said.

Leiber died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said Randy Poe, the president of his publishing company.

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Jerry Norton)