Musicians from all genres mourned the death of 1950s rock 'n' roll singer Fats Domino on Tuesday, as did a U.S. congressman, an NFL coach and others.
The New Orleans-bred piano player, also known as "the Fat Man," attracted a wide-ranging audience with hits like "Ain't That a Shame" and "Blueberry Hill," and in the 1950s sold more records than any rock 'n' roll singer except Elvis Presley. His music was fun and he was good-natured, lacking the rebellious flair of his contemporaries. Instead, according to a 1985 Los Angeles Times article, the "quiet giant" came across as "a gentle, cuddly performer who just happened to make great records."
Domino, who died Tuesday at 89, was remembered by those he influenced as a trailblazer and pioneer.
Here's what several celebrities had to say about him and his legacy:
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