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Music Icon Little Richard Died in His Sleep on Saturday in Tullahoma

Rock and roll icon and hall of fame member, Little Richard passed-away Saturday in Tullahoma at a family member’s home. The man that gave us top hits like, “Tutti Frutti,” “Long Tall Sally,” “Rip It Up,” “Lucille,” “Good Golly Miss Molly” and others.

He was born December 5, 1932, in Macon, Georgia as Richard Wayne Penniman. Little Richard lived at times in Moore County, TN and was seen at various businesses in Coffee County, including enjoying meals at Cracker Barrel in Manchester, TN.

Little Richard’s attorney told the Associated Press the legendary musician died of bone cancer.

His last concert performance was in Murfreesboro, TN in 2014.

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Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,445 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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