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Music has lost another legend. Chuck Berry died at his home near Wentzville, Mo., about 45 miles west of St. Louis, on March 18th. He was found unresponsive and resuscitative measures could not revive him. Its believed he had a heart attack. No autopsy is being planned at this time and according to TMZ his death will be listed as “natural causes”. He was 90.
Songs such as Johnnie Be Good, Sweet Sixteen, and Nadine were iconic in the early days of Rock n’ roll. And not only could he write and sing the songs America wanted, but he made musicians realize how guitar solos catapulted the music to new levels. Chuck Berry was a master at the double stop, harmony “lick” where he would bend two strings at once…..a move emulated by musicians for decades.
The St. Charles County Police Department posted the following on their facebook page:
St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today (Saturday, March 18). 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 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.
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Daliah Wachs, MD, FAAFP is a nationally syndicated radio personality on GCN Network, iHeart Radio and Board Certified Family Physician