Fats Domino’s children have released a statement after the rock and roll pioneer passed away on Tuesday from natural causes at the age of 89, honoring the rock icon and thanking fans for the “outpouring of love and tribute.”
The statement explains Domino “passed away peacefully at home surrounded by those he loved and those who loved him.”
“His music reached across all boundaries and carried him to all corners of the world,” it continues, before quoting lyrics from his 1960 song “Rising Sun.” Funeral arrangements are pending.
Many celebrities have honored the rock legend, including LL Cool J, Harry Connick Jr., Adam Weiner of Low Cut Connie, Samuel L. Jackson, Questlove of The Roots and more.
Read the full statement below.
We are all touched by the outpouring of love and tribute for our father. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by those he loved and those who loved him. His music reached across all boundaries and carried him to all corners of the world.
…Then I rock myself to sleep
Prayin’ that I am here to keep
Then I ride the rising sun
Gee ain’t I being a lucky one
‘Rising Sun’ (Domino) ©1960 EMI Unart Catalog, Inc.
We thank you for allowing us to grieve privately during this difficult time. Funeral arrangements are pending.