Fats Domino family to release funeral arrangements soon

Fats Domino family to release funeral arrangements soon

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - After a second line tribute to Fats Domino rolled through the 9th Ward, Fats Domino's family said they couldn't be more grateful.

Adoncia Domino released the following statement on behalf of her family regarding the celebrations honoring her father's life:

The family of Fats Domino would like to thank everyone for all the beautiful words, tributes and celebrations honoring our father.  We would especially like to thank his beloved city of New Orleans.  New Orleans is a city like none other and there was no place he would rather be.

Fats Domino died last week at the age of 89.

Fats shaped New Orleans' culture and music scene throughout his career, and in true fashion and flare, a second line paid tribute to his legacy. 

He shined as one of New Orleans greatest ambassadors.

He will be remembered for his contributions to the New Orleans music scene and his songs "Blueberry Hill," "Ain't that a Shame," "Walking to New Orleans" and "I'm walking."

His second line served as a time not to sing "Ain't That a Shame" but to stand back and appreciate the gift he was to all of us.