Antoine “Fats” Domino has sadly passed away. The New Orleans singer, best known for “Blueberry Hill” died on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at his home in Harvey, Louisiana. He was 89-years-old. Fats died on the same day that actor Robert Guillaume passed away. Domino’s music is timeless and represents everything New Orleans is about.
Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr.’s $9 million net worth was earned through his success as a musician. He was one of the most popular artists throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He sold more than 65 million albums and was one of the first black singers accepted by white audiences. Fats helped pave the way for today’s black entertainers.
Antoine Fats Domino Jr. Net Worth
When did Fats Domino die?
The public wasn’t notified about Domino’s death until Wednesday, October 25, 2017 but he died on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. The actual date of Antoine’s death made headlines because he died on the same day as Robert Guillaume aka Benson. Like Fats, Guillaume was 89-years-old.
Domino and Guillaume helped break racial barriers. Guillaume was the first black actor to win comedy Emmys while Domino was one of the first black musicians to be accepted by white audiences.
Fats Domino paved the way for New Orleans piano players
Fats was a piano playing prodigy. He started playing the piano at juke joints in New Orleans when he was 10-years-old. Domino had lightning fast fingers. His brother-in-law thought him how to play the piano and Antoine worked hard and eventually mastered the instrument.
RIP fats domino… you helped pave the way for new orleans piano players… see you on top of that blueberry hill in the sky ❤️🙏🏼❤️