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Chuck Berry, rock and roll legend, dies

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died aged 90, police said.

The American guitarist, singer and songwriter was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.

St Charles County Police said: "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 pm."

He had been producing music since the 1950s and wrote pioneering tracks such as Johnny B Goode, Roll Over Beethoven and Sweet Little Sixteen. Berry recently released his first new studio album in more than 35 years.

John Lennon once said, "If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry.’"

He is believed to have music legends like the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury and David Bowie.

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