Death – Obituaries : (MARKET NEWS) – Family and friends are mourning the death of Rock legend and Macon native Little Richard who passed away at age 87, according to a statement posted online on May. 9, 2020.
Little Richard died in his Nashville home Saturday at the age of 87.
That’s according to a report by Rolling Stone who cites the musician’s son, Danny Penniman.
Born as Richard Wayne Penniman on Dec. 5, 1932, he grew up in a house in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood in Macon.
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on what caused the death of Little Richard . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Marc Lamont Hill
Little Richard was a national treasure. Little Richard was a true original. Little Richard is a foundational piece of American and global music. Any superlatives used to describe him are grossly insufficient. There will be none other like him.
when writing/talking in tribute and in praise of Little Richard, I hope he can get his proper due. He was not only the seed of the first tree in the forest of rock & roll. He was the earth itself — the foundation all the trees rested on & the sky all of them grew towards.
Felonious Munk Flag of Ethiopia
Just got word that Little Richard has passed away.
So many musical memories of this unique talent and we were honored to have him at the Volunteer Jam one year
He was one of a kind
Rest in peace Richard Penniman
And, we have a *lot* to learn from the way Little Richard claimed his place and his impact. Humility is not always a virtue. Sometimes it is a form of submission.
I’ll never forget Little Richard saying that he was the mama when he played house growing up. Because I knew the mama he meant, the mama who was not just the nurturer, but also the choreographer, the leader of the pace and rhythm of living. He was saying something profound.
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Little Richard made so much of the music that we love possible. So many artists, voices, and sounds that wouldn’t have existed without him. The musical lineage that followed him crossed genres, crossed generations. What a life. What a legacy. Grateful for all he gave us.
So sad Little Richard passed away. He married my husband and I. He was really one of the truely great rock and roll singers and one of the rock and roll pioneers. He will be missedPurple heart🙏🏻
It’s charged, but worth sharing. Michael Jackson returned Little Richard his publishing rights after buying The Beatles. Why? He realized the Beatles owned Little Richard’s entire catalog. Beat It (no pun intended) Paul McCartney. This is Black music justice. Rhythmic reparations
The PEERLESS Little Richard has transitioned at 87. The King of Rock and Roll leaves behind his children:
COUNTLESS others. Rest In Power KING!
In the late 1980s, I was walking down Hollywood Blvd, a black limo drove by slowly, Little Richard waved at us from the back window with a crazy look on his face. A giant in Rock and Roll music.
Andre Harrell and Little Richard in the same day. Two titans in the music industry. Such huge losses.
If there’s any lesson in today, it’s that we have to continue to celebrate and pour love into our Black legends.
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