Chuck Berry, legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist, who is known as the father of rock ‘n’ roll, has died.
Berry died in his home on Saturday at the age of 90.
The St. Charles County police department in Missouri confirmed his death on its Facebook page.
According to the police department, Berry was unresponsive despite several attempts at resuscitation.
The cause of his death was not made known.
Berry, who spent over 60 years in the music business, became one of the first inductees into the rock and roll hall of fame.
His groundbreaking works inspired the careers of music legends such as the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, among several others.
“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’,” said the late John Lennon.
Some of Berry’s popular classics include: ‘Chuck Berry riff’, ‘Maybellene’, ‘Around and Around’, ‘Brown-Eyed Handsome Man’, ‘Memphis’, and ‘Nadine’.
Iconic singer/actor, Lenny Kravitz, has paid tribute to the late legend on social media.
“Hail Hail Chuck Berry!!! None of us would have been here without you. Rock on brother,” he wrote.
Bruce Springsteen took to Twitter to describe Berry as the greatest rock ‘n’ roll writer of all time.
“Chuck Berry was rock’s greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived,” Springsteen wrote.