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Little Richard to be buried at historically black college
Little Richard performs at The Domino Effect, a tribute concert to New Orleans rock and roll musician Fats Domino, at the New Orleans Arena on May 30, 2009.
Posted at 9:56 AM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 09:56:48-04
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard will be buried in a private funeral at Oakwood University, a historically black university in Huntsville, Alabama.
Gerald Kibble, director of Oakwood Memorial Gardens, said the private funeral will be Wednesday and will not be open to the public.
Little Richard’s close friend, Pastor Bill Minson, said the singer was an alumnus of the university.
Little Richard died on May 9 at the age of 87 in Tennessee due to bone cancer.
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