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Fans react to death of rock pioneer Fats Domino

FILE - This Jan. 23, 1986 file photo, from left, musicians Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and James Brown pose at a reception where they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Domino, the amiable rock 'n' roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music even as it honored the grand, good-humored tradition of the Crescent City, has died. He was 89. Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner's office, said Domino died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017.
FILE - This Jan. 23, 1986 file photo, from left, musicians Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and James Brown pose at a reception where they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. Domino, the amiable rock 'n' roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano and easy baritone helped change popular music even as it honored the grand, good-humored tradition of the Crescent City, has died. He was 89. Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner's office, said Domino died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. AP

Fats Domino, a pioneer of rock ’n’ roll who brought the flavor of New Orleans to popular music, has died.

The 89-year-old died of natural causes, according to the chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish, La., Coroner’s Office.

Domino sold more than 110 million records, The Associated Press reports, which included hits such as “Blueberry Hill,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many other rock ’n’ roll standards.

He was also one of the first 10 honorees named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He helped inspire some of the leading music artists of all time, as evidenced in the following compilation of reactions to his death:

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