When you think of the name Chuck Berry, these words come to mind: Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer!
On Saturday, the legend and man behind one of the most popular genres of music died at his home near Wentzville, Mo., at the age of 90. The St. Charles County Police Department confirmed the heartbreaking news on Facebook over the weekend with a statement that read:
“St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today (Saturday, March 18). 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 family requests privacy during this time of bereavement.”
Celebrities remembered the late musician on social media over the weekend; many of whom recalled being on stage with the artist most known for his hits “School Days,” “Johnny B. Goode” and “Maybellene.”
Mick Jagger wrote in a series of tweets: