Rock ‘n’ Roll legend Fats Domino has died, aged 89.
Domino, who sold more than 110 million records, passed away of “natural causes” around 3:30am Tuesday local time.
He was best known for his iconic hits Ain’t That a Shame, Blueberry Hill and I’m Walkin.
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Tributes have flooded social media since news of Domino’s passing broke overnight.
“The passing of Fats Domino is a great loss to music fans across Louisiana and the world,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said in a statement.
“To this day, he is adored by people of all ages, from all walks of life and musicians from all genres. That is a testament to his skills as a pianist and as a songwriter.
“Known as a legend and one of the greatest recording artists of all times, there’s no denying that when he played a song he transformed it into something spectacular.
“Our hearts are heavy today, but we will always remember his love for life and New Orleans through his iconic music.”
Farewell Fat Domino. You just can’t knock that hard-pounding R&B piano style. Wonderful music. pic.twitter.com/lQEedr98r8
— Richard (@RichardSE23) October 25, 2017
RIP fats domino… you helped pave the way for new orleans piano players… see you on top of that blueberry hill in the sky ❤️??❤️
— Harry Connick Jr (@HarryConnickJR) October 25, 2017
Fats Domino Found His Thrill On Blue Berry Hill! & “Aint That A Shame” That Fat’s Is No Longer With Us, He Inspired Elvis & The Beatles!!! pic.twitter.com/rIBDB5cMAW
— Andro Paul Lucich (@AndroPLucich) October 25, 2017
RIP Fats Domino, one pf the last of the Founding Fathers. “Come on pretty baby, we’re gonna rock, gonna roll, until the early light.”
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 25, 2017