Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry dies aged 90

The icon sadly passed away on Saturday in his home

The St. Charles County Police Department announced over the weekend (18 March) that Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr. – better known as Chuck Berry – had died in his home, near Wentzville, Mo. He was aged 90.

First responders had tried to revive the star with lifesaving techniques but he remained unresponsive.

His death was announced at 1.26pm on Saturday (18 March).

A hugely influential figure, the Missouri-born guitarist, singer and songwriter produced hit classics such as Johnny B.Goode and Roll Over Beethoven, lighting up the rock ‘n’ roll scene in the 50s with his masterful blend of rock, blues and country music.

As an icon with an expansive career that spanned over several decades, Berry was one of the first musicians in 1986 to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at its opening.

See the announcement and some tributes below.

Hail Hail Chuck Berry!!! None of us would have been here without you. Rock on brother!

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