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Legendary Rock ‘N’ Roll Pioneer Fats Domino Passes Away at Age 89

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A Legendary Pioneer of Rock ‘N’ Roll music, Fats Domino passed away at the age of 89 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. In a statement to msn.com from his children, they shared that he, “…passed away peacefully at home surrounded by those he loved and those who loved him.” Domino died of natural causes, shared his children as they honored the legend and thanked fans for the “…outpouring of love and tribute.”

Domino’s music resonated with thousands across the world as “…his steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions of the Crescent City,” as shared by the Time video below. “His music reached across all boundaries and carried him to all corners of the world,” shared msn.com.

Longstanding favorites such as “Ain’t that a Shame,” along with “Blueberry Hill,” “I Hear You Knockin’,” “Blue Monday,” “Josephine,” and many other favorites will long live on in rock ‘n’ roll history as some of the best ragtime, blues, and boogie-woogie music to grace our musical genres.

Domino was a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “He was one of the first 10 honorees named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” shares the video above. He was born in 1928 and throughout his career, he sold over 110 million records.

Many celebrities shared their outpouring of love for the icon such as LL Cool JHarry Connick Jr.Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie, Samuel L. Jackson, Questlove of The Roots, and more, shared msn.com.

You couldn’t help but get up and dance to the sultry voice and catchy lyrics of this legendary singer’s music who graced us with his talent for over five decades.  The beloved Fats Domino and his music are sure to be remembered for years to come.