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Details surrounding rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard’s homegoing services have been shared. The “Tutti Frutti” musician will be buried at Oakwood University, a historically black university in Huntsville, Alabama.

According to ABC News, 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. The cemetery where he will be buried is owned by the Seventh-day Adventist university.

Little Richard died Saturday at the age of 87 in Tennessee due to bone cancer, his son Danny Penniman, confirmed his passing. The star’s lawyer, Bill Sobel was the one who revealed his cause of death, bone cancer.

According to his obituary, published by The Guardian, Richard Wayne Penniman was born in Macon, Georgia, one of 12 children of Charles, a bricklayer, and his wife Leva Mae Stewart and he was raised as a Seventh-day Adventist.

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