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Rock and roll legend Fats Domino dies, aged 89

R.I.P: Fats Domino

FATS DOMINO has died at the age of 89, his wife tells CBS News.

The daughter of the New Orleans legend said he died peacefully while surrounded by family and friends, CBS affiliate WWL-TV reports. His wife Tracie confirmed Domino's death to CBS News.

Antoine 'Fats' Domino was born in New Orleans LA, in the lower ninth ward on 26 February 1928.

Beginning his music career in 1949, he teamed up with trumpet player and band leader Dave Bartholomew, who produced and co-wrote Domino's first record "The Fat Man" that same year.

It was the first rock and roll record to sell over a million copies, and achieved a No.2 ranking on the R&B charts.

Domino was best known for several hits including "Ain't That a Shame," "Blueberry Hill" and "Walkin' to New Orleans," and was awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1986.

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