Legendary musician Chuck Berry dies at 90

(Xinhua)
Updated: 2017-03-20 10:01:07

File photo: Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry performs during the Bal de la Rose in Monte Carlo, Monaco on March 28, 2009. [Photo/Agencies]

American musician Chuck Berry, also known as "father of Rock'n'Roll", was found dead at his home in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, according to local police. He was 90.

"The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry," a post on the St. Charles Country police Facebook page said.

Police said first responders arrived at Berry's home around noon Saturday and found the man unresponsive. Berry could not be revived despite the best efforts of the responders and was pronounced dead at 1:26 pm (1816 GMT), the police said.

Emerging in the 1950s as one of the first star guitarists and lyricists, Berry was the author and performer of the rock'n'roll classics like Johnny B. Goode, Sweet Little Sixteen and Roll Over Beethoven.

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