Earlier this month, one of the founding fathers of rock and roll, Little Richard, died. Today, the legend is laid to rest.
Born Richard Penniman, the icon was buried Wednesday at the Oakwood University Memorial Gardens Cemetery during a closed ceremony surrounded by close friends and family.
According to local news station WAFF 48 in Alabama, "Oakwood allowed for the public to come and pay their respects as the funeral procession happened."
On Saturday, May 9, the late artist's attorney Bill Sobel confirmed to E! News that he passed away in Tullahoma, Tennessee. He was 87. "[Little Richard died] of bone cancer at a family home," Sobel shared. "He was loved by his family and adored by millions. He was not only an iconic and legendary musician, but he was also a kind, empathetic, and insightful human being."
Little Richard was known for legendary hits like "Tutti-Frutti," "Long Tall Sally, "All Around the World" and "Ready Teddy."
Following the death of the rock icon's death, many took to social media to pay tribute to the late artist.
"The Originator. The innovator. The musician, performer who influenced generations of artists....has left," wrote Viola Davis on Twitter at the time. "You were AWESOME #LittleRichard!!! Your talent will reverberate forever. Well done sir. Rest well."