Los Angeles: Chuck Berry, rock n roll music pioneer and renowned singer, guitarist and songwriter is reportedly dead, a report in the TMZ claims. He was 90.
A CNN report said that the local official in St. Charles County received a distress call for emergency around 12:40 p.m. (1:40 p.m. ET) Saturday. The Facebook page of the local police said that when the officers reached the destination, they found an unresponsive man inside the house.
There is no denying that the final moments would have been very scary for the renowned singer as there was no one to either help or take care of him in the final moments of his life.
A Facebook post on the local police social media page went on to add, “Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m…The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.”
A TMZ report went on to add, “Berry’s amazing string of hits — “Johnny B. Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Maybellene” and many many more — helped define the rock ‘n’ roll sound in the ’50s and ’60s. His music heavily influenced the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton … pretty much anyone in rock who picked up an electric guitar after Chuck did”.
His death is being mourned by the entire music industry around the world. Bruce Springsteen tweeted: “Chuck Berry was rock’s greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived.”
“The Rolling Stones are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was a true pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll and a massive influence on us. Chuck was not only a brilliant guitarist, singer and performer, but most importantly, he was a master craftsman as a songwriter. His songs will live forever”, a post said on the website of Rolling Stone.
Chuck Berry married Themetta “Toddy” Suggs in 1948 and has four children, son Charles Berry Jr. and three daughters including Ingrid Berry, Aloha Berry. Chuck Berry net worth was around $20 million.