WWE issued the following statement commenting on the death of rock icon Little Richard, who passed away early this morning at the age of 87. Richard performed America The Beautiful at WrestleMania X, which was held from the historic Madison Square Garden in New York.
WWE is saddened to learn that Little Richard, The Founding Father of Rock and one of the most influential musicians of all time, passed away today at age 87.
With a catalog of classics to his credit, including “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Long Tall Sally” and “Tutti Frutti” – memorably covered by Hall of Famer “Mean” Gene Okerlund on “The Wrestling Album”– Little Richard made an indelible mark on the WWE Universe with a stirring performance of “America the Beautiful” at WrestleMania X in Madison Square Garden.
WWE extends its condolences to Little Richard’s family, friends and fans.