In the United States died, “the father of rock-n-roll” little Richard

In the United States died, “the father of rock-n-roll” little Richard

The founder of a genre has died on 88-m to year of life

Inna Petrova

Today, 19:33

It became known yesterday about the death of an actor of Ukrainian origin Dmitry Dyachenko. Today it is reported that in the United States died a famous singer, pianist and composer, one of the so-called pioneers of rock and roll little Richard.

The artist died on 88-m to year of life on Saturday, may 9. According to preliminary information, the cause was cancer. On the death of the performer according to the magazine Rolling Stone, with reference to the son of a musician Denis Penniman.

Musician Little Richard Photo: Getty Images

So far no details about what happened there. It is known that little Richard was found dead at his home this Saturday. Family and friends have not commented on the loss.

Little Richard was born December 5, 1932 in a large family in Macon, Georgia. From early childhood he studied music, and especially liked Roy brown and Billy Wright.

The flowering of his art came in the 1950-ies. His hits were sung world legends – The Beatles, Scorpions, Elvis Presley and many others. The most famous songs of the musician – Tutti Frutti, Long Tall Sally, Lucille, Keep A-Knockin.

By the way, in his time at the opening act for Little Richard played a then-unknown Beatles. In addition, in 1977 the singer, ending his musical career, he turned to religion. For some time he preached and performed the duties of a priest. Once he even married Bruce Willis and demi Moore.

Recall that in March he died one of the twins from the cult Comedy “the Nanny” actor David Paul.