Grammy Hall of Famer Chuck Berry Passes Away at 90

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Rock ‘n roll legend and guitar hero Chuck Berry passed away at his home in St. Louis on Saturday at the age of 90.

Paramedics were called to the home early in the afternoon after his caretaker found him unresponsive. Attempts to revive him failed, and he was pronounced dead around 1:30 pm, reports the Associated Press.

Berry brought a new flavor to music fans in the 1950s, expanding upon rhythm and blues to create the elements of rock music, such as the guitar solo, that people know and love today. His hits included “Johnny B. Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Sweet Little Sixteen” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Music.”

Last year, on his 90th birthday, Berry announced he would release a new album in 2017, his first in nearly 40 years. There is not yet word on how far he was into the album before his passing.

 

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