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Little Richard Has Died at Age 87

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - OCTOBER 17:  Little Richard performs during the Eat to the Beat concert series in Epcot at Walt Disney World on October 17, 2006  in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)
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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