Influential rock and roll performer Fats Domino has died aged 89 from natural causes. The incredibly popular ‘50s and ‘60s rhythm and blues star is one of the most successful artists of his era, particularly in the 1950s as he outsold every other rock and roll act of the decade, excluding Elvis Presley.

Gaining a momentous legacy after decades of work, with hits such as ‘Blueberry Hill’ and ‘Ain’t That a Shame’, Domino was one of the first artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in 1986. He is not only one of the all-time best-selling rock and roll artists, but is also considered to be one of the pioneers of the genre, with his first single ‘The Fat Man’ being cited as one of, if not the very first rock and roll song.

Born Antoine Domino Jr. in New Orleans in 1928, the Fat Man is one of the most beloved musicians from Louisiana, living the majority of his life in the state right up until his death, in his home in Harvey.

Fats Domino’s legacy will always live on. He will be missed by his family, rock and rolls fans, and those who found their thrill on Blueberry Hill.

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