No cause of death has been revealed
Blues legend Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90 at his home near St. Louis. St. Charles First Responders found Berry unresponsive after arriving to his home before 1 pm Central on Saturday (March 18th). They attempted life saving techniques but were unsuccessful.
Berry, who’s real name is Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., hails from St. Louis and was an inventor of rock and roll with hits like “Johnny B. Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Maybellene,” and more. Berry influenced some of rock’s most famous artists including The Beatles, Eric Clapton and more.
The family asks for privacy during this time. No cause of death has been revealed as of press time.
Musicians have taken to social media to express their thoughts on Berry’s passing.
RIP Chuck Berry. The 1st song that @thebeatles performed at their 1st US concert was "Roll Over Beethoven."
Watch: https://t.co/rFyPCranEw pic.twitter.com/8JSgALNjDY
— George Harrison (@GeorgeHarrison) March 19, 2017
Rest In Peace Chuck Berry pic.twitter.com/mBIVYnOaCu
— Tom Petty (@tompetty) March 19, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry. One of my early concerts as a teen was seeing you. I was awed then and that feeling has never waned.
— Duff McKagan (@DuffMcKagan) March 19, 2017
"He could play the guitar just like ringing a bell." We will miss you, Chuck Berry.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 19, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry 🌹 #allhailrockandroll 🚀 pic.twitter.com/Yal9fALqDd
— Glenn Hughes (@glenn_hughes) March 19, 2017
So sorry to hear about Chuck Berry what a #talented #legend! We all had such a fun night!… https://t.co/25YMxp79F1
— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) March 19, 2017
So sad ~ with the passing of Chuck Berry comes the end of an era 🙏. He was one of the best and my inspiration 🎸, a true character indeed. pic.twitter.com/OnT8YXZpPn
— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) March 18, 2017
I am so sad to hear of Chuck Berry's passing. I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/9zQbH5bo9V
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 18, 2017