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Little Richard tipped Ava DuVernay $100 a week when she was a waitress

Followers of rock ‘n’ roll icon Little Richard have been flooding the web with fond recollections of the musician who died Saturday from bone most cancers, together with director Ava DuVernay, who recalled the late artist tipping her $100 each week whereas she labored as a waitress in Los Angeles.

“I served soul meals brunch to Little Richard each Sunday for a 12 months whereas waitressing at Aunt Kizzy’s Again Porch in LA,” the “When They See Us” showrunner tweeted following information of Richard’s passing. “I was a school pupil. He tipped me a crisp $100 invoice every week on a $75 breakfast with mates. This was 30 years in the past. Helped me a lot. God relaxation his soul.”

Richard’s agent of 40 years, Dick Alen, confirmed the star’s passing in a assertion to Individuals. 

“Little Richard handed away this morning from bone most cancers in Nashville. He was dwelling together with his brother in Nashville,” Alen mentioned in a assertion. “He was battling for a good whereas, a few years. I final spoke to him about two or three weeks in the past. I knew he wasn’t nicely however he by no means actually obtained into it, he simply would say ‘I’m not nicely.’ He’s been struggling for a few years with varied aches and pains. He simply wouldn’t discuss it a lot.”

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