POSTED: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 8:31am
UPDATED: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 10:32am
TYLER — East Texas native, and singer of hit "Yakety Yak", Carl Gardner, has died, according to reports by Rock Roots .
After a career as the lead singer of musical group "The Coasters", Gardner retired in 2005.
In 2007, he published an autobiography entitled "Yakety Yak, I Fought Back".
Gardner was born in Tyler, TX in 1928, and died on June 12th in Florida.