St. Charles (MO) County authorities are confirming that the legendary guitarist and rock legend Chuck Berry has died at age 90. The county police answered an emergency call at the Berry home at 12:40 PM today for an unresponsive man. First responders were unable to revive Mr. Berry despite their lifesaving efforts.
The death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry, Sr., Chuck Berry’s legal name, was confirmed by the St. Charles County Police Department. His family is asking for privacy as the grieve the patriarch’ passing.
Born in October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri, Berry has long been considered one of the founders of rock n’ roll and the inspiration for many artists such as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 1984 and was one of the first rock artists inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (1986). Berry also was a Kennedy Center honoree in 2000.
With hit recordings like: “Johnny B. Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Sweet Little Sixteen,” and “Maybelene” his music was popular with white and black teens across the country.
Berry was set to release his first album in 40 years later this year. The album, titled Chuck, was a dedication to his wife of 68 years, Themetta.
In addition to his wife, Berry is survived by his son and namesake, Charles Berry Jr. and daughters Ingrid, Aloha, and Melody.
Written by Rhonda
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