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Chuck Berry: Musicians pay tribute to the legendary songwriter and guitarist

Laura  Barnes
Chuck Berry: Musicians pay tribute to the legendary songwriter and guitarist

Influential rock ’n’ roll musician Chuck Berry died at the age of 90 this weekend.

Famed for his unique guitar playing style, Berry was often cited as a major influence by some of the biggest bands on the planet, including Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones and The Beatles.

Police in the US state of Missouri confirmed that the legendary musician died on Saturday, March 18th.

A statement issued by the police department said: “St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today (Saturday, March 18). Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques. Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.
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“The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.

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

Since the news, musicians from around the world have been paying tribute to the singer/songwriter and his revolutionary sound:

 

Thou Shall Have No Other Rock Gods Before Him #ChuckBerry rip

A post shared by Questlove Gomez (@questlove) on Mar 18, 2017 at 3:31pm PDT

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