Sad news has just hit the internet that rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died. The cause of death has not been revealed but the St. Charles Police Department said that Berry was pronounced dead on Saturday afternoon at 12:40pm.
“Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques,” police said in a brief statement. “Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.”
“The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.”
Chuck Berry dead at the age of 90.
Rest In Peace.
Chuck Berry. Maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll. His music and his influence will last forever. – Huey
— Huey Lewis (@Huey_Lewis_News) March 18, 2017
RIP CHUCK BERRY… Thanks for the licks https://t.co/Gzt2kOKOL9
— Phil Campbell (@MotorheadPhil) March 18, 2017
— Rudolf Schenker (@rudolfschenker) March 18, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry 😢 https://t.co/AO4NxwJAgL
— Mat Sinner (@Matsinner1) March 18, 2017
So sad to share the news of the exceptional Chuck Berry's passing…RIP Chuck…
— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) March 18, 2017
RIP to Chuck Berry… #hailhailrockandroll
— Quinn Sullivan (@QuinnSullivan1) March 18, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry !!!! Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency! GO JOHNNY GO. – KU
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) March 18, 2017
Chuck Berry merged blues & swing into the phenomenon of early rock’n’roll. In music, he cast one of the longest shadows. Thank You Chuck. pic.twitter.com/0TwpdDmw9e
— The Jacksons (@Jacksons) March 18, 2017