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BREAKING NEWS: Legendary rock n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry dies aged 90 at his home 'following an illness ' {VIDEO}

Chuck Berry dies aged 90 at his home

  • Chuck Berry, from St. Louis, Missouri, was one of the pioneers of rock and roll
  • Known for hits including Johnny B. Goode, Maybellene and Roll Over Beethoven
  • Police confirmed that the musician had died at his home at 1.26pm on Saturday

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

St. Charles County Police confirmed they responded to a 'medical emergency' at his home near St. Louis, Missouri, at 12.40pm on Saturday. 

He was found unresponsive and first responders desperately tried to perform a number of lifesaving techniques.

But the Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B. Goode singer could not be revived and he was pronounced dead at 1.26pm.

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died at his home in Missouri, US, at the age of 90

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died at his home in Missouri, US, at the age of 90

The popular singer (pictured) was born in St. Louis in 1926 but was pronounced dead at his home earlier today 

The popular singer (pictured) was born in St. Louis in 1926 but was pronounced dead at his home earlier today 

A police spokesman said: 'St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12.40pm today. 

'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 1:26 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.

Chuck Berry, pictured at Heathrow Airport
Chuck Berry

The rock and roll legend (pictured at Heathrow Airport, left) released his first album in 1957

St. Charles County Police Department today announced that Mr Berry had died at his home in Missouri 

St. Charles County Police Department today announced that Mr Berry had died at his home in Missouri 

'The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement.'   

He was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music and was born in St. Louis in October 1926. 


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Comment by Joann Spencer on March 21, 2017 at 11:42am

Friends smile he it the one that didn't sing a change it going to come and I still like his music the way it is R.I.P you stay the way you are oxoxoxox

Comment by Lenworth small on March 21, 2017 at 12:21am
The foundation King of rock will be missed, rest in peace brother.
Comment by Keith Treasure on March 19, 2017 at 1:08am
The Good Lord knows we'll miss him...
Comment by Keith Treasure on March 19, 2017 at 1:07am
Lord
Comment by Baraka Jordan on March 19, 2017 at 12:36am

Long Live The King!

Comment by tyrone allen on March 19, 2017 at 12:27am

I must say a lot of people don't realize that that is not rock and roll it's really rap really originated rap He Never guy credit for it

Comment by boy wonder on March 18, 2017 at 8:58pm
He was the best,,,he was the tru and original rock and roll king
Comment by Dave on March 18, 2017 at 8:29pm
Rest in peace to the real king of rock and roll.

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