It's no exaggeration to say that he will be missed. His first language was Louisiana Creole. His musical career began in the late 1940's. It spanned from then to the time of Hurricane Katrina.
Here are a few of his big hits.
Rest easy, Fats! Heaven now has a great piano player and man of good cheer.
"Ain't that a Shame"
Here Fats is doing a duet with Doug Kershaw of an old Rockin' Sidney song. David Carradine and Edwin Edwards also make appearances: