Rock ‘n roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

  • Legendary rock ‘n roll musician Chuck Berry died at 90
  • The cause of his death was not revealed
  • “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry,’” the late John Lennon once said

Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as Chuck Berry, one of the pioneers of rock ‘n roll music has died. He was 90.

Police said emergency responders went to the legendary musician’s residence in St. Charles Country where he was born and lived most of his life and found him unresponsive. Sadly, he could not be revived and was declared dead at around 1:26 p.m. on Saturday, March 18. The cause of death was not revealed.

“The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry,” the police department said on Facebook.

“The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement,” it added.

Chuck Berry wrote and recorded the popular song “Johnny B. Goode.”  The song was so popular and influential that the United States space program sent it to outer space on the Voyager spacecraft in 1977 to represent rock music for potential extraterrestrial listeners.

The late great John Lennon of the famous British rock group “The Beatles” once said: “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry.’”

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