Chuck Berry, a legend of rock and roll, passed away in St. Charles County, Missouri today (March 18). He was 90 years old.
Berry was crucial in the development of the popular musical genre beginning in the 1950s and released hits like “Johnny B. Goodie,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” and “Rock and Roll Music” during his tenure as a musician.
His death was confirmed by the St. Charles County Police department, however a cause of death hasn’t yet been made public. First responders found an unresponsive Berry and immediately administered lifesaving techniques, according to the St. Charles County Police Department Facebook page. He was unable to be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.
Chuck Berry’s family have requested privacy during this trying time. BET’s thoughts go out to the Berry family. We will keep you updated on this story as it develops.
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