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Little Richard dead at 87

Posted at 7:37 AM, May 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-09 10:55:28-04

Rock 'n' Roll legend Little Richard has died at the age of 87.

The music pioneer's death was announced Saturday by his son, Danny Penniman, through Rolling Stone.

According to TMZ, Richard's bass guitarist, Charles Glenn, said the icon had been sick for two months and died at his Tennessee home surrounded by loved ones.

He was born Richard Wayne Penniman in 1932 in Macon, Georgia.

Richard shot to fame when he recorded Tutti-Frutti, which became a huge hit.

His other hits include Long Tall Sally, Good Golly Miss Molly and Send Me Some Lovin'.

He acted in films like Don't Knock the Rock, The Girl Can't Help It and Mister Rock 'n' Roll.

He suffered a heart attack in 2013.

A cause of death hasn't been revealed.