Music legend Chuck Berry died on Saturday (March 18). He was 90 years old.
Police in St. Charles County, MO responded to a medical emergency at around 12:40 p.m. Upon arrival, they found Berry unresponsive.
“Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques,” said a statement released on Facebook. “Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.”
Berry is widely considered one of the pioneers of rock and roll music, with a career dating back to the 1950s. Some of his hits include: “Maybellene” (1955), “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956), “Rock and Roll Music” (1957) and “Johnny B. Goode” (1958).
Following news of Berry’s death, a number of stars took to social media to remember the late musical legend.
Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived.
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) March 18, 2017
His lyrics shone above others & threw a strange light on the American dream. Chuck you were amazing&your music is engraved inside us forever
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 18, 2017