‘Father of rock and roll’ Chuck Berry dies at the age of 90

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry poses for photographers during a concert in Burgos, northern Spain, November 25, 2007 REUTERS/Felix Ordonez (SPAIN) – RTX4217

The rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90, police in the US state of Missouri have said.

“The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry,” a statement said on Facebook.

“The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement.”

Berry’s first hit single, Maybellene, charted in 1955, and is described as one of the first rock and roll songs.

Other songs included Johnny B. Goode, Roll Over Beethoven and Rock and Roll Music.

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