St. Charles County, MO: Music legend Chuck Berry has died.

St. Charles County, MO: Music legend Chuck Berry has died.

The St. Charles County Police Department has confirmed that music legend, 90 year old Chuck Berry, has died on Saturday, March 18th, 2017 in St. Charles County, Missouri.

According to the St. Charles County Police Department, police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40pm CT.

Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques.

The man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26pm CT.

The St. Charles County Police Department confirmed the identity of the deceased man as Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as Chuck Berry.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri on Monday, October 18th, 1926, Charles Edward Anderson Berry learned guitar as a teenager.

After reform school and working on an assembly line at General Motors while studying cosmetology, he formed a trio with a drummer and pianist. Chuck Berry went on to revolutionize music with his melding of the blues, country and rock.

Some of Chuck Berry’s best-known songs are “Round and Round,” “Carol,” “Brown Eyed Handsome Man,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Back in the U.S.A.,” and “Little Queenie”.

Chuck Berry was one of the first round of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in January 1986.

The family of Chuck Berry has requested for privacy during this time of bereavement.

** Pictures from NBC News. **

 

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