Authorities unable to revive pioneering musician after responding to medical emergency
The St. Charles County Police Department confirmed Berry’s death on its Facebook page. Authorities said said they “responded to a medical emergency” at approximately 12:40 p.m. local time (1740GMT) but “unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m”.
Berry was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1926, and had a Top 10 hit in 1955 with the song, Maybellene.
The pioneering guitarist recorded a string of other hit singles, including Johnny B. Goode, Roll Over Beethoven and Sweet Little Sixteen, and he received a lifetime achievement Grammy award in 1984.