Chuck Berry Dies
Chuck Berry, the musician who laid the foundations of rock ‘n’ roll, has died at the age of 90, reports American ABC News.
The St Charles County Police Department have announced Berry’s death in a post on their Facebook page.
“The St Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr, better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry,” it said.
According to ABC, police said they were called to a medical emergency at a Buckner Road address at about 12:40pm on Saturday (local time).
“Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques,” the police department said.
“Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26pm.
“The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement.”
With songs like ‘Sweet Little Sixteen’, ‘Maybellene’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ and ‘Johnny B Goode’ in the late 1950s, Berry helped lay the foundation for modern rock music and was a major influence on scores of 1960s bands, including the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
The St Louis, Missouri, songwriter and guitar player received a Grammy lifetime achievement award in 1984 and was in the first class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees in 1986.