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NEW YORK (AP) -- Fats Domino was missing Thursday,
days after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, said his
longtime agent, Al Embry.
Embry told The Associated
Press that he hadn't been able to contact Domino since talking
to him Sunday evening by phone.
R&B legend, whose real name is Antoine Domino, told Embry
that he planned to stay at his New Orleans house with his
wife, Rosemary, and their daughter.
"I hope somebody
turns him up, but as of right now, we haven't got anybody that
knows where he's at," said Embry, who has worked with Domino
for 28 years. "I would think he might be safe because somebody
said he was on top of the balcony."
Domino's niece, posted a message on Craigslist.org Thursday
pleading for information. Davis wrote that Domino, his wife,
their children and grandchildren "didn't get out" of the
Domino, who has rarely appeared in
public in recent years, has a home in the 9th ward, a
low-lying area of the flooded city. (Watch a report on the
chaos in New Orleans -- 4:36)
Getting information on
possible missing persons has been nearly impossible as phone
lines for hospitals and police haven't been working. (Evacuees
can e-mail to tell people they are safe)
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including the legendary singles "Blueberry Hill" and "Ain't
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