Landrieu added: “For a city known for its incredible, talented musicians, Fats Domino ranked among the all-time greats. We have lost an incredible music and New Orleans icon. My thoughts and prayers are with his family in this tough time, and he will be sorely missed.”
“One of my great honors in life was being a part of Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew’s induction into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame,” actor Wendell Pierce, a New Orleans native, tweeted. He also tweeted lyrics of the hymn “I’ll Fly Away.”
“We lost another original great one that helped pioneer the blue print of our musical highway,” Bootsy Collins posted on Facebook.
Branford Marsalis, a member of the “first family of jazz” who also hails from New Orleans, posted one of Fats Domino’s most beloved songs.
The Soul Rebels brass band, which has backed Nas, Macklemore and others world-touring musicians, also paid tribute.
“I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill,” rapper LL Cool J tweeted. “That line inspired me to dream.”
Others also acknowledged Fats Domino’s contributions:
This post has been updated.