Music Legend Fats Domino Dead at 89

Fats Domino
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Legendary musician Fats Domino died on Tuesday night (Oct. 24). He was 89 years old.

According to WWLTV, Domino died peacefully at his New Orleans-area home, surrounded by family. Doctors said he died of natural causes.

The legendary singer/songwriter began his career in the 1950s with “The Fat Man.” Along with longtime collaborator and producer Dave Bartholomew, the two cranked out a number of hits and laid the foundation for what would become rock and roll.

Some of Fats’ hits include “Blueberry Hill,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and “I’m Walkin’.”

During his career, Domino sold more than 65 million albums, and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987. A year earlire, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

He continued to perform up until 2007, with his last public performance at Tipitina’s.

In recent years, his health began to decline.