Charles Edward Anderson Berry, better known as the legendary musician #ChuckBerry, has died, the St Charles County Police Department confirmed on Saturday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
According to reports, officials responded to an emergency call around 12:40 p.m Saturday afternoon, where they found the singer/songwriter unresponsive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“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 police department said in a statement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement.” ⠀⠀
Berry is best known for his contributions to the evolution of rock and roll, coined as one of the pioneers of the genre. He has received several accolades for his success, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and Kennedy Center Honors. He’s also been revered as one of Times’ best electric guitar players of all time and made Rolling Stones’ Greatest of All Time list in 2003.
It’s sad that we have 45th in office now and he won’t give this man his just due to solidify his already cemented status in the culture. He deserves a proper state burial for all he’s done in and for America. In some instances, his music is what has allowed us to bond with other cultures. Charles Edward Anderson Berry 11/18/1926-3/18/2017. Chuck you are appreciated, FOREVER!⠀⠀⠀⠀