​Fats Domino Dead at 89

​Fats Domino Dead at 89
Legendary musician Fats Domino has passed away at the age of 89. As TMZ reports, he died in his hometown of New Orleans, surrounded by friends and family.
 
Born Antoine Domino Jr., his musical career started in 1947 when Billy Diamond enlisted him to play piano with the Solid Senders. The bandleader christened him with the nickname "Fats" after renowned pianists Fats Weller and Fats Pichon.
 
Domino went on to gain success for his early rock'n'roll recordings like "The Fat Man" and "Ain't That a Shame," before releasing his debut album Carry On Rockin in 1955. He would go the second best-selling rocker of the 1950s — only behind Elvis Presley.
 
More recently, Domino gained recognition for his contributions to the relief effort in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. In 2012, he appeared as himself in the third season of Treme.
 
Throughout his career, he received honours including induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, Delta Music Museum Hall of Fame and the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.
 
Below, see some of the tributes pouring in for the late musician on social media.