The artist’s child, Danny Penniman, affirmed the news to Drifter on Saturday.
A reason was not revealed, however Richard had been in unexpected weakness for quite a while, experiencing hip issues and a coronary failure.
Conceived Richard Penniman in 1932, the vocalist lyricist was known for his piano-playing and preposterous execution style.
He discovered popularity during the 1950s with tunes Tutti Frutti, Lucille, and Great Golly, Miss Molly, and proceeded to impact ages of performers, including Sovereign, Air conditioning/DC, and The Beatles.
Richard was enlisted into the Awesome Corridor of Acclaim as a feature of its first gathering of inductees in 1986. He was additionally enlisted into the Lyricists Lobby of Acclaim in 2003.