Little Richard has died at age 87, Rolling Stone confirmed on Saturday. The cause of death is unknown. The legendary musician, born Richard Wayne Penniman, is known as a founding father of rock and roll. Throughout his career, he delivered a prolific collection of hits, such as 1956's "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally," and "Rip It Up." Many of his classic tunes were even covered by iconic artists, including the Beatles, the Everly Brothers, and Elvis Costello. Little Richard is survived his son, Danny Jones Penniman.
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