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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)