RIP: Little Richard, The Legendary Founder of Rock and Roll Has Passed Away

Little Richard on stage wearing glasses
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The world has lost another legend in the music world. Little Richard, a founding father of Rock and Roll has passed away.

Richard was best known for his joyful personality, intense shrieks, and his gender-bending persona, he would change the art form of the genre was the world knew it.

Richard jumped on the music scene in 1956 with his hit “Tutti Frutti” and it quickly released a series of hits soon after that with, “Rip It Up”, “Long Tall Sally”, and “Lucille”. 

Over the years, Little Richard songs would become remakes and tributes to the legend and a part of rock and roll history. Richard’s death was confirmed by his son, Danny Penniman. As of right now, there is no cause of death. 

Little Richard was 87 years old.