The world of music has gone a bit more silent, as musical icon and rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90.
According to reports, Berry was found lifeless at his home in Missouri.
St. Charles County police confirmed the news in a statement, which was posted by the Mirror in the UK. It reads: “St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today (Saturday, March 18). Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques. Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.”
Rest in eternal peace to the pioneer & originator Chuck Berry. Hail, hail Rock & Roll…
— Dart_Adams (@Dart_Adams) March 18, 2017
In an obit posted Saturday afternoon, the Huffington Post writes: “Berry penned a great number of hits in the ‘50s and ‘60s like ‘Sweet Little Sixteen, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ and ‘Rock and Roll Music’ that influenced generations of rock groups, including The Beatles. Merging a captivating stage presence with his own blend of blues, country and jazz, Berry helped define the fledgling rock and roll genre, later becoming one of the first musicians inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.”