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Rock 'n' roll Legend Fats Domino dead at 89

Rock 'n' roll Legend Fats Domino dead at 89

mediaexpress.reuters.com: Antoine "Fats" Domino has died, this according to New Orleans' WWL-TV station, who cited the musician's family. He died peacefully surrounded by family and friends, the station reported. The cause of death was not immediately clear.

As one of the pioneers of rock 'n' roll in the 1950s, Domino added a touch of New Orleans boogie-woogie piano in chart-topping hits such as "Blueberry Hill" and "Blue Monday."

He sold 65 million records - more than anyone in that period except Elvis Presley, according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

He had dozens of songs on the pop and rhythm-and-blues charts and, like contemporaries Little Richard and Chuck Berry, Domino was a black performer whose music crossed over to white audiences and helped shape early rock.

He was 89.