Rock legend Little Richard dead at 87

Little Richard died Saturday at age 87. File Photo by Heinz Ruckemann/UPI

May 9, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Little Richard, one of the pioneers of the rock and roll music scene, died Saturday. He was 87.

The flamboyant entertainer’s passing was confirmed by his son, Danny Penniman.

A cause of death was not released.

Little Richard burst into the American music scene in the mid-1950s, starting with the smash hit “Tutti Frutti” in 1956.

In the months that followed, he cranked out a series of chart topping songs, including “Long Tall Sally,” “Lucille” and “Good Golly Miss Molly”.

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

Little Richard, 1967. Photo: Public Domain

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