One of rock and roll’s great pioneers, Chuck Berry has passed away aged 90.
St. Charles County Police confirmed they responded to a 'medical emergency' at his home near St. Louis, Missouri, at 12.40pm on Saturday where he was found unresponsive and unable to be revived.
'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.'
Chuck – who was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1926 - is survived by his wife Toddy and four children.
His seven-decade career boasted a string of hits, including classics Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B. Goode.
He received a lifetime achievement Grammy in 1984 and was among the first inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
Last year, he announced he would be releasing his first album in nearly four decades. He dedicated it to Toddy, who had been by his side for 68 years