A multitude of musicians have paid tribute to the late Fats Domino, who died at the age of 89 on Tuesday.
The legendary rock 'n' roll/boogie-woogie musician, perhaps best known for his song 'Blueberry Hill', died at his home in Louisiana of natural causes, according to reports.
Throughout his long and hugely successful career, the piano-playing musician - whose real name was Antoine Dominique Domino Jr. - sold over 65 million records and had his songs covered by everyone from Lennon and McCartney to Cheap Trick and beyond. Elvis once referred to him as "the real king of rock and roll" and John Lennon said that without him, there would have been no Beatles.
Jerry Lee Lewis, Hozier and even Samuel L. Jackson are amongst the celebrities who have paid tribute to him:
"I was saddened today to hear of the passing of my good friend Fats Domino. He will be missed." – Jerry Lee pic.twitter.com/lf00DOKWx4
— Jerry Lee Lewis (@jerryleelewis) October 25, 2017
I found My Thrill on " Blueberry Hill"! RIP Fats Domino
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) October 25, 2017
RIP Fats Domino, one pf the last of the Founding Fathers. “Come on pretty baby, we’re gonna rock, gonna roll, until the early light.”
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 25, 2017
Great man great performer #FatsDomino hope he found his thrill RIP
— Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) October 26, 2017
— Coldplay (@coldplay) October 25, 2017
— Billy Joel (@billyjoel) October 25, 2017
— Leon Bridges (@leonbridges) October 25, 2017
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) October 25, 2017
— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) October 25, 2017
Fats Domino’s songs were all over the radio when I was growing up. He was a great singer and piano player and his music will last forever.
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) October 25, 2017
— Dr. John (@akadrjohn) October 25, 2017
Was listening to Fats Domino recently, very sad to hear of his passing and so glad of the work he leaves behind.
— Hozier (@Hozier) October 25, 2017