Founding Father of Rock, Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., famously known as Chuck Berry, has passed away. At 90 years of age, he was found dead inside his home outside St. Louis this past Saturday.
According to the St. Charles County Police Department, it was reported that officers responded to an emergency around 12:40 P.M. ET on Saturday, later confirming that it was indeed legend Chuck Berry. Attempts to resuscitate the rock legend, Chuck Berry, failed. He was pronounced dead at 1:26 P.M.
The legendary guitarist, singer, songwriter is the original architect of showmanship and guitar solo’s – inspiring the way that it’s done now. After meeting the “father of Chicago blues” Muddy Waters in 1955, his career would take off, acquiring several hit records, film appearances and a lucrative touring career, with classic rock & roll hits like “Maybellene“, “Roll Over Beethoven“, “Rock and Roll Music“; his talent and skill is cited as being what cultivated rhythm & blues as the distinct elements of rock and roll.
On Facebook, a sentimental post was made on Chuck Berry’s page on behalf of his passing, “He spent his last days at home surrounded by the love of his family and friends.”
“It amazes me when I hear people say, ‘I want to go out and find out who I am.’ I always knew who I was. I was going to be famous if it killed me.”
– Chuck Berry