Rock and Roll legend Chuck Berry has died aged 90, Missouri police have confirmed in a statement posted on a theirFacebook page.

"Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26pm," reads the statement.

According to reports, Chuck Berry, also known as the father of Rock and Roll was found unresponsive at Saturday, the St Charles County Police Department said.

"The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry."

Berry was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1926, and had his first hit "Maybellene" in 1955. The song spent nine weeks in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard R&B chart and also was at No. 5 on the pop charts.

John Lennon once said: "If you gave rock 'n' roll another name, it would be Chuck Berry."
Leonard Cohen believed, "all of us are footnotes to the words of Chuck Berry," and Bob Dylan to refer to Berry as the "Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll."

Berry his also known for a string of hits, including classics "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958)"... He was among the first inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

Berry announced last year that he would be releasing his first album after 40years. He dedicated it to his wife of 68 years, Themetta "Toddy".

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