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Fats Domino

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Legendary New Orleans musician, Fats Domino, has passed away at the age of 89 years old from natural causes, according to the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office.

Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017) was an American pianist and singer-songwriter. Five of his records released before 1955 sold over a million copies and were certified as gold records, and he had 35 records in the U.S. Billboard Top 40. His musical style was based on traditional rhythm and blues, accompanied by saxophones, bass, piano, electric guitar, and drums.

Fats Domino was best known for his hit Blue Berry Hill, which was a favorite of Redd Foxx character Fred Sanford on Sanford & Son.

Our condolences go out to the family of Fats Domino.

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