Chuck Berry, whose real name was Charles Edward Anderson Berry, was found dead on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The 90-year-old legendary musician was found unresponsive at his residence, according to St. Charles County police. The #singer was known by many titles such as the pioneer of #Rock And Roll, legendary musician, music icon, and the Father of Rock 'n' Roll.
The St. Charles County, Missouri police Facebook page said officers found the singer unresponsive when they responded to a medical emergency around 1:40 p.m. on Saturday. Berry couldn't be revived, and he was pronounced dead at the scene a few minutes later.
About the singer
#Chuck Berry enjoyed a music career that spanned seven decades. He performed well into his 80s. The singer had a long list of hits. Most people are familiar with his classics such as his first big hit, "Maybellene" recorded in 1955, "Roll Over Beethoven" recorded in 1956, and "Johnny B Goode" recorded in 1958. Chuck was widely known for singing and dancing with his guitar. In fact, he was known for his trademark guitar introduction to his songs
Berry announced last October 18 on his 90th birthday that he would release his first album in 38 years in 2017 entitled "Chuck." The album was going to feature his children, Charles Berry Jr. and Ingrid with songs representing the singer's musical career. The album was going to be dedicated to his wife of 68 years, Themetta Berry.
Berry was honored with a lifetime achievement Grammy in 1984. The guitarist and singer was among the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two years later. Because of his unique style, the musician influenced other musicians such as the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Beach Boys.
The guitarist talked about his music and once said in an interview that it was so simple that he wondered why anyone couldn't sit down, look at a set of symbols and produce sounds like he did. Berry made music seem easy, while the average person couldn't. That's why he was known as the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll."