RIP: Chuck Berry Dead At 90

Published On March 19, 2017 | By patrice | The latest posts

Rock N’ Roll pioneer Chuck Berry was found dead on Saturday at his residence outside of St. Louis, according to police in St. Charles County.

He was 90.

A post from the St. Charles County police Facebook account shared that officers responded to a medical emergency at a residence at around 12:40 pm today and found the singer inside, unresponsive.

“Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.,” the post said. “The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.”

Berry wrote and recorded many hits throughout his career, such as “Johnny B. Goode” and “Sweet Little Sixteen,” which were songs that had to be learned by every garage band and fledging guitarist, that is if they’d wanted to take on a career of becoming a famous rock n’ roll musician.

Celebrities shared their thoughts and well wishes on the passing of Berry.

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Bruce Springsteen tweeted: “Chuck Berry was rock’s greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived.”

The Rolling Stones posted on their website: “The Rolling Stones are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was a true pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll and a massive influence on us. Chuck was not only a brilliant guitarist, singer and performer, but most importantly, he was a master craftsman as a songwriter. His songs will live forever. “

But it was perhaps John Lennon — who died in 1980 — who put it most succinctly. “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry.'”

The passing of Chuck Berry is one that we will always remember, however, the world will never ever forget his legacy as a man, father, husband and Rock N’ Roll pioneer.

Share your thoughts on this great musician and send your prayers to his wife and family.

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