(CNN) Chuck Berry, a music pioneer often called “the Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” was found dead Saturday at a residence outside St. Louis, police in St. Charles County said. He was 90.
A post on the St. Charles County police Facebook page said officers responded to a medical emergency at a residence around 12:40 p.m. (1:40 p.m. ET) Saturday and found an unresponsive man inside.
“Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.,” the post said. “The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.”
We know that we are going to sound a little like old farts and very much in the vein of “get off the grass!’ but most of today’s “artists” couldn’t hold a candle to Chuck Berry. He can certainly be called a pioneer of rock and roll, a title that really doesn’t seem to say enough.
There are always people that influence your life for good or bad. Then there are the people who influence generations around the world. Berry was one such individual.
RIP Mr. Berry. You are going to be another axe in a great rock ‘n roll band in the sky.