Little Richard Dies at 87 After Conversion Late in Life

Little RIchard performs.
Little RIchard performs. (CBN)

The pastor and close friend of groundbreaking rock 'n' roll icon Little Richard is reporting that he has died at the age of 87. Pastor Bill Minson says Little Richard passed into eternity on Saturday morning.

The dynamic and often flamboyant performer was one of the founding fathers of rock 'n' roll. He spent many years living without God, but near the end of his life, he found faith in Jesus Christ.

Three years ago, CBN News reported about his dramatic conversion to become a follower of Christ. Here's that uplifting testimony:

OCTOBER 2017

Little Richard Rejects 'Omnisexual' Past: 'I Want to Be Holy Like Jesus'

In previous interviews, the famous singer referred to himself as "omnisexual," revealing in an interview with GQ five years ago that he lived a life of perversion, including orgies with men and women.

But in an extensive interview with Three Angels Broadcasting Network, an Illinois-based Christian TV and radio network, Little Richard says you can't live that way and go to heaven, referring to "unnatural affections" that include same-sex relationships.

Click here to read more of this story from CBN News.

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