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Fats Domino dies in New Orleans at age 89, reports say

New Orleans music pioneer Fats Domino died Tuesday at age 89.
New Orleans music pioneer Fats Domino died Tuesday at age 89. The Advocate, file

Rock and roll pioneer Antoine “Fats” Domino died Tuesday in New Orleans. He was 89.

The Advocate’s Keith Spera reports that Domino died at a hospice.

Domino was well-known for his piano playing and for hit songs like “Walking to New Orleans,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and “Blueberry Hill.” He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by another “piano man,” Billy Joel, in 1986. He was in the hall of fame’s first class along with Elvis, James Brown, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sam Cooke, the Everly Brothers and Little Richard.

Domino was a survivor of Hurricane Katrina, where he was one of many that were evacuated to the Superdome.

Funeral arrangements for Domino have not yet been completed.

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