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Last Updated: Saturday, 3 September 2005, 08:24 GMT 09:24 UK
Domino 'shaken' by storm ordeal
Fats Domino
Fats Domino has rarely appeared in public in recent years
Blues legend Fats Domino, who had been reported missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is fine though "a bit stressed out", his agent has said.

Domino, who was among those who chose not to leave New Orleans, is said to have spent the last few days at a friend's apartment in Baton Rouge.

"We've lost everything", he told the Washington Post, adding he did not know what to do next.

"I'm worried about all the people of New Orleans," he added.

"Tell them I love them, and I wish I was home with them. I hope we'll see them soon."

His agent, Al Embry, said Domino's relatives and friends were concerned about his fate until Thursday evening, when one of his daughters, Karen Domino White, recognised him in a picture published by the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

The photograph showed a man resembling the artist being helped out of a rescue boat.

Domino was rescued from his home on Monday along with his wife and at least one daughter, but his whereabouts remained unclear until Friday.

More than one million people were evacuated from New Orleans and the surrounding areas before the hurricane struck, but Mayor Ray Nagin has estimated that up to 100,000 people remained in the city.

The singer and pianist, whose real name is Antoine Domino, has sold more than 110m records, including Blueberry Hill and Ain't That A Shame.

He had nearly 20 US Top 20 singles between 1955 and 1960.

Among the last of them was Walking to New Orleans, a Bobby Charles composition that became a string-laden tribute to the city that inspired him.


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