Little Richard to be buried at historically black college

Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Little Richard will be at a historically black university next week.

Little Richard (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage for Consilium Ventures)

The eccentric musician will be laid to rest in a private service at the Oakwood University, a historically black university in Huntsville, Alabama.

Director of Oakwood Memorial Gardens, Gerald Kibble, said the service funeral will be held on Wednesday (May 20).

Richard was an alumnus of the university, shared his close friend Pastor Bill Minson.

The cemetery is owned by the Seventh-Day Adventist university.

The Macon, Georgia native passed away on May 9 at the age of 87 due to bone cancer.

Over the span of his career, he accrued 21 hits on the US Billboard chart and was installed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.