Celebrity deaths in 2011

Slideshow posted in Photos | Monday, January 03, 2011

26 of 84: Jerry Leiber, who wrote lyrics for such hits as 'Hound Dog,' 'Yakety Yak' and 'Jailhouse Rock,' died Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. He was 78.

The cause was cardio-pulmonary failure, according to The New York Times.

Mr. Leiber is survived by three sons, Jed, Oliver and Jake, and two grandchildren.

(Pictured: In this July 23, 1992 file photo, songwriter Jerry Leiber poses in the Russian Tea Room in New York. ) (AP Photo / Chrystyna Czajkowski)