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Rock legend Richard Wayne Penniman ” known as Little Richard  ” has died. He was 87 . He was  also called the King Of Rock  and the  Father of Rock n Roll . “Little Richard is best known for hits “Tutti Frutti” and “Good Golly Miss Molly,” has died. He was 87.

The musician’s manager confirmed his passing to Fox News on Saturday.

“He passed away today. His family was with him,” Dick Alen told us.

The musician’s son, Danny Jones Penniman, also confirmed his death to Rolling Stone, but said the cause of death was unknown.

 

 

 

 

 

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Without a doubt – musically, vocally and visually – he was my biggest influence. Seeing him live in my teens was the most exciting event in my life at that point. Goosebumps, electricity and joy came from every pore. His records still sound fresh and the opening few seconds of “Tutti Frutti” are the most explosive in music history. I was lucky enough to work with him for my “Duets” album in 1993. He was shy and funny and I was SO nervous. The track we recorded “The Power” is a favourite in my catalogue. We also played live at the Beverly Hilton and I felt like I’d died and gone to heaven. He influenced so many and is irreplaceable. A true legend, icon and a force of nature. #RIP Little Richard Love, Elton x #LittleRichard

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