10:55 AM EDT 3/20/2017
Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry has passed away, the St. Charles County Police Department in St. Charles County, Missouri confirmed on Facebook on Saturday. He was 90 years old.
The police department was called to a home located on Buckner Road early afternoon. After they responded to a call at approximately 12:40 p.m., they headed over to the house where they discovered Chuck Berry inside, unresponsive. The first responders then administered lifesaving techniques. However, the responders were unable to revive him and he was declared dead at approximately 1:26 p.m., according to People. The police added in their statement that the family had asked for privacy during their time of bereavement.
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Several users on social media had expressed their sadness over the death of the rock legend. And these include his most famous followers. "Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived," rock legend Bruce Springsteen had tweeted. The Rolling Stones also posted a statement, calling him a "true pioneer of rock 'n' roll" and a "massive influence," according to CNN.
Chuck Berry had penned several hits all throughout his entire career that spanned seven decades. These hits include "Chuck Berry Riff," "Around And Around," "Maybellene" and "School Days." Other hits include "Brown-Eyed Handsome Man," "Nadine," "Memphis" and "No Particular Place To Go." He was also behind hits such as "Johnny B. Goode" and "Sweet Little Sixteen."
Some of the rock legend's songs had been covered by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and Elvis Presley. "If you tried to give rock 'n' roll another name," Beatles legend John Lennon said, "you might call it 'Chuck Berry.'"
Among the accolades that Chuck Berry had received throughout his whole career include an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. He also received a lifetime achievement award during the Grammys back in 1984, according to the BBC News. No details regarding a funeral service have been revealed as of this time.
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