Rock n Roll pioneer Fats Domino dies at the age of 89

Fats Domino dies at the age of 89 [Getty]

The Jefferson Parish Medical Examiner’s office in Louisiana revealed the American artist passed away from natural causes.

Born Antonine Domino, he was one of the most influential rock and roll musicians of the 1950s and 1960s.

His debut album, The Fat Man, is said to be the first ever rock and roll record. 

His debut album, The Fat Man, is said to be the first ever rock and roll record [Getty]

He was also the biggest selling rock and roll act of the 1950s, except for Elvis, racking up over 65 million sales. 

Some of Fats 35 Top 40 US singles include Ain’t That A Shame, Blueberry Hill and Blue Monday.

It was previously reported that the musician had died in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina. 

The singer passed away from natural causes [Getty]

He decided to stay at his New Orleans house despite the weather warning as his wife Rosemary was in poor health. 

After the area was heavily flooded, someone spray painted “RIP Fats. You will be missed,” on his property. 

Fats’ agent then said that he hadn’t heard from the singer since before the hurricane. 

Fats Domino was a father of eight [Getty]

It was later reported that he been rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter.

He was the youngest of eight siblings, and went on to have eight children of his own. 

All of their names begin with A: Antonio, Adonica, Antoinette, Andre, Andrea, Anola, Anatole and Antoine III.

Source: www.ok.co.uk/celebrity-news/1212273/fats-domino-dead-age-89-rock-n-roll-elvis-blueberry-hill-blue-monday-children-wife

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