Little Richard

Little Richard to be buried at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama.

ATLANTA (CBS46) -- Little Richard died in his Nashville home Saturday at the age of 87.

That's according to a report by Rolling Stone who cites the musician’s son, Danny Penniman.

Born as Richard Wayne Penniman on December 5, 1932, he grew up in a house in the Pleasant Hill neighborhood in Macon.

Little Richard Recording

CIRCA 1959: Musician Little Richard performs on the recording studio at a microphone and piano in circa 1959. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

He gained most of his fame in the 50s and 60s belting out tunes like "Good Golly Miss Molly," wearing dazzling costumes and pounding on his piano. He had a career that spanned decades, and he was an international star.

Georgia Representative Vernon Jones told CBS46, “another one of Georgia’s tallest pines has fallen." 

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