Breaking News: Chuck Berry, Key Pioneer of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Dies at 90

(CNN) — Chuck Berry, a music pioneer often called “the Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” was found dead Saturday at a residence outside St. Louis, police in St. Charles County said.

Berry, 90, wrote and recorded the rock standards “Johnny B. Goode” and “Sweet Little Sixteen.”

A post on the St. Charles County police Facebook page said officers responded to a medical emergency at a residence around 12:40 p.m. (1:40 p.m. ET) Saturday and found an unresponsive man inside.

“Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.,” the post said. “The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.”

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24 Responses to Breaking News: Chuck Berry, Key Pioneer of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Dies at 90

  1. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Rolling Stones pay tribute to Chuck Berry

    “I am so sad to hear of Chuck Berry’s passing,” Jagger said. “I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us. He lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers. His lyrics shone above others and threw a strange light on the American dream. Chuck, you were amazing, and your music is engraved inside us forever.”

  2. rikyrah says:

    Josh Marshall


    Like any illegitimate kid, rock & roll had many plausible fathers. But Chuck Berry was always the most likely & DNA tests confirmed.

  3. rikyrah says:

    RIP, Sir.
    90 in the music business?
    Well alright 😍😍😍

  4. Ametia says:

    Rest in peace, Mr. Chuck Berry.

    Many tried to co-opt your music, style, and creativity, and all they really did was make $$

  5. My Ding-A-Ling

  6. yahtzeebutterfly says:

    Riding along in my automobile…playing the radio!

    I am going to miss Chuck Berry! He gave so much to us and the world with his music!

  7. RIP Chuck Berry. Thank you so much for the music.

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