Chuck Berry Passes Away
Chuck Berry, one of the creators of rock and roll, has died, according to police. He was 90.
St. Charles County, Missouri, police said they responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. Inside the home, first responders found an unresponsive man, but despite immediately administering lifesaving techniques, the 90-year-old man could not be revived. He was pronounced dead at 1:26 p.m., police said.,
The St. Charles County Police Department identified him as Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as Chuck Berry.
The rock legend had announced in October, on his 90th birthday that he was releasing a new album.
The album, titled "Chuck," was to debut in 2017. It's his first new album in 38 years.
He directly influenced the early music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and The Kinks. Not surprisingly, Berry was among the first group of performers inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
Among his many other accolades, Berry received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1984, was recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2000 and was presented with Sweden's prestigious Polar Music Prize in 2014.
Speaking with ABC News a few years ago, Berry was asked to name the favorite songs he's written, but he said he couldn't choose one.
"Every one of them is tops with me," he said. "Every one of my children the same way