In shocking news today, legendary Rock N’ Roll star Chuck Berry has passed away at the age of 90. Fox 2 Now shared the news about Berry dying. Police confirmed that he died today after first responders were called out to check on him.
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They were called to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at about 12:40 p.m. on Saturday. Once there, the first responders found an unresponsive man inside the home. St. Charles Police say Berry could not be revived after medical treatment was given. Berry was pronounced dead at 1:26 p.m. The family is requesting privacy after the death of Chuck Berry. Police did confirm that the deceased was Charles Edward Anderson Berry, Sr., also known as Chuck Berry.
Fans are shocked at the loss of Chuck Berry.
Berry actually just released his first album in a long time and fans were loving the new music. Chuck was 90-years-old at his time of death, but there had not been reports about health issues or anything that made fans think he would be dying anytime soon.
CHUCK BERRY 1926-2017
"Chuck Berry is one of the all-time great poets, a rock poet you could call him"
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CNN shared a few more details about the death of Chuck Berry. He was at his residence when the man also known as “the Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll” was found dead in his own home. Berry is known for famous songs such as “Johnny B. Goode” and “Sweet Little Sixteen.” The St. Charles County police Facebook page did share the details of his death today.
“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 is known for his music and through that he will live on. Fans are going to miss Chuck after this huge loss. His family is asking for privacy, but hopefully, they will share a few details with fans about the funeral, or memorial services, so they can get a bit of closure after this big loss.
Rolling Stone shared back in October how Chuck Berry was celebrating his big birthday by releasing his new album. This is great timing so that his fans can enjoy this last album from Chuck. His new LP is called Chuck, which is the guitarist’s first album of new music in 38 years. It was full of new original songs. Chuck Berry put out a statement at the time about the album.
“This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy. My darlin’, I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!”
One great thing about this album is that his children Charles Berry, Jr. (guitar) and Ingrid Berry (harmonica) were both involved on the record as well.
“What an honor to be part of this new music. The St. Louis band, or as dad called us ‘the Blueberry Hill Band,’ fell right into the groove and followed his lead. These songs cover the spectrum from hard driving rockers to soulful thought provoking time capsules of a life’s work,” his son, Charles Berry, Jr. said.
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