RIP to a Rock Legend: Fats Domino Is Dead

'Blueberry Hill' singer was 89
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2017 9:58 AM CDT

Rock 'n' roll legend Fats Domino is dead at age 89, reports WWL-TV of New Orleans. His daughter confirmed the news to the station. No cause of death was immediately released, but the singer—born Antoine Domino Jr. in New Orleans, per People—was surrounded by family and friends. Fats soared to fame in the early days of rock 'n' roll with hits such as "Blueberry Hill," "Ain't That a Shame," and "Walking to New Orleans" and was one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone once put him at No. 25 on a list of the "100 Greatest Artists" of all time. (More obituary stories.)

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