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Fact #150862


Short story:

Chuck Berry, a founding father of rock'n'roll, dies aged 90 at "a residence outside St. Louis", Missouri, USA. A post on the St. Charles County Police Facebook page states that officers responded to a medical emergency at a residence around 12:40 p.m. Saturday and found an unresponsive man inside. "Unfortunately," continued the post, "the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m."

Full article:

John Lennon : If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.

Bruce Springsteen : Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived.

Mick Jagger : I am so sad to hear of Chuck Berry's passing. I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us. He lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers. His lyrics shone above others and threw a strange light on the American dream. Chuck you were amazing and your music is engraved inside us forever.