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Chuck Berry, Rock ‘N’ Roll Pioneer, Dead At 90

ST. LOUIS (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.

Berry, 90, wrote and recorded the rock standards “Johnny B. Goode” and “Sweet Little Sixteen.”

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US Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry, 81, performs in a concert held in Santa Cruz de Tenerife on March 28, 2008. Chuck Berry singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was one of the most popular and influential performers in rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll music in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. AFP PHOTO DESIREE MARTIN (Photo credit should read DESIREE MARTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

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.”

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