Little Richard to be buried at historically black college

ap photo In this 1986 file photo, Little Richard poses for the cameras as he is inducted into Rock Walk, a sidewalk collection of handprints and signatures of rock and roll musicians, in Los Angeles.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard will be buried at Oakwood University, a historically black university in Huntsville, Alabama.

Gerald Kibble, director of Oakwood Memorial Gardens, said the private funeral will be held 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 Saturday at the age of 87 in Tennessee due to bone cancer.

The cemetery is owned by the Seventh-day Adventist university.


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