Founding father of rock n’ roll Chuck Berry has died at his home near Wentzville, Missouri. He was 90 years old.

The St. Charles County Police Department confirmed his death in a Facebook post, which stated that police responded to a medical emergency, but were unable to revive the man with lifesaving techniques. 

Charles Edward Anderson Berry was born in 1926, and after a few run-ins with the law and an early career as a beautician, went on to create a style of music that would influence Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, and pretty much every rock n’ roll act to follow him. John Lennon once said:

“If you tried to give rock n’ roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.”

His signatures were the two-string guitar bend (which came to be known as the Chuck Berry lick) and the duck walk, which he performed right until the end of his career:

Legendary Father Of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Chuck Berry, Has Died At Age 90

His songs ‘Johnny B. Goode‘, ‘Roll Over Beethoven‘ and ‘You Never Can Tell‘ are still staples on dance floor playlists. 

Berry’s contributions to popular culture are innumerable. Here’s just a couple of scenes featuring his immortal tunes:

He’s survived by his wife, Themetta, and his children Ingrid Berry, Melody Eskridge, Aloha Isa Leigh Berry, and Charles Berry Jr

RIP, Mr Berry. 

Source: ABC.

Image: Ebet Roberts / Getty.