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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
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.
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
'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.