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Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dead at 90

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Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dead at 90

  • Kate Aubusson

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died at age 90. 

The iconic performer died in Missouri, US on Saturday afternoon (US Central Time Zone), police announced in a Facebook post. 

Chuck Berry: A lifetime of rock and roll

With one of the most influential music careers on the planet, Chuck Berry will be remembered as a pioneer of rock and roll.

"The St Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr, better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry," the post read.

Police responded to a medical emergency at a home on Buckner Road at roughly 12.40pm local time.

US rock n roll legend Chuck Berry
US rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry. Photo: AP

"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 1.26pm," police said.

His family has requested their privacy be respected, the department said.

Read more:


http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/rock-and-roll-legend-chuck-berry-dead-at-90-20170318-gv19g9.html

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