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