The end of an era. Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry died on Saturday, March 18, at the age of 90, KSDK in St. Louis reported.
The news outlet reported that the Missouri native was pronounced dead on Saturday afternoon after police responded to a medical emergency at 12:40 p.m. local time on Saturday. First responders entered the home and reportedly found Berry unresponsive and immediately administered lifesaving techniques but the musician could not be revived.
The guitarist, singer and songwriter was considered a rock 'n' roll pioneer with hits in the 1950s including "Maybelline," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Rock and Roll Music" and "Johnny B. Goode."
He was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986 and his songs were recorded by bands including the Beatles and Rolling Stones.
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Rock and roll's original bad boy, Berry was still in high school when he was convicted of armed robbery and locked up for three years until his release in 1947 at the age of 21.