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    Chuck Berry, one of the great icons of rock and roll, dies at age 90

    18 de marzo de 2017

    Washington, Mar 18 (efe_epa).- Chuck Berry, one of the great icons and founders of rock and roll, from the time he released "Maybellene" in 1955, died Saturday at his home at age 90, according to the County Police Of St. Charles, in Missouri, USA.

    In a message on their Facebook account, St. Charles County Police on the outskirts of St. Louis (Missouri) confirmed the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr.,"better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry."

    Police responded to an emergency call from Berry's house, where they found the artist unconscious and "Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 pm."

    The Berry family asked for privacy in this time of mourning.

    On Oct. 18, 2016, on the day he turned 90, the guitarist and songwriter announced that he was going to release "Chuck," his first new album in 38 years after "Rock It ", which he published in 1979.

    On this album, which he dedicated to his wife Themetta "Toddy" Berry, with whom he was married since 1948, he performs with his son Charles Berry Jr. (guitar) and his daughter Ingrid Berry (harmonica), as well as Jimmy Marsala Robert Lohr (piano) and Keith Robinson (drums).

    Already in 2012, Berry revealed that he had a handful of songs written more than 20 years ago and that he intended to publish them on a new album.

    The late artist was one of the founders of rock music with his song "Maybellene," released in 1955, and in his biography at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame it reads: "After Elvis Presley, only Chuck Berry had more influence on the formation and development of rock and roll."

    Berry influenced the early music of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Beach Boys. He was the author of such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," "Sweet Little Sixteen," "School Days," "Rock and Roll Music," and "Back in the USA."

    Berry was one of the first to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, and among many other awards received a Grammy in 1984 in recognition of his career and a Kennedy Center award in 2000.

    Tributes for rock legend Chuck Berry are flooding in

    Washington, Mar 18 (EFE).- Tributes by fellow musicians for the life and music of rock legend Chuck Berry are rolling in, after the 90-year-old guitarist, poet and songwriter died at his home in St. Charles, USA, on Saturday.

    In a message on their Facebook account, St. Charles County Police on the outskirts of St. Louis, USA, confirmed the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr.,"better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry."

    Police responded to an emergency call from Berry's house, where they found the artist unconscious and "Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 pm."

    Fellow musicians paid tribute to the music pioneer on Twitter and in announcements, calling him "a rock'n'roll original" and "undisputedly the King".

    Mick Jagger said in a series of tweets: "I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us. He lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers. His lyrics shone above others and threw a strange light on the American dream," while his fellow Rolling Stones member Keith Richards said in a statement: "One of my great lights has gone out!".

    Bruce Springsteen lamented on Twitter "this is a tremendous loss of a giant for the ages," adding: "Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived."

    Ex-Beatle Ringo Starr said on Twitter "Just let me hear some of that rock 'n' roll music any old way you use it I am playing I'm talking about you. God bless Chuck Berry."

    The late John Lennon once said, "If they tried to give rock and roll another name, they could have called it Chuck Berry."

    When NASA sent the unmanned Voyager I spacecraft into space in 1977, it included an album with sounds and images of life on Earth in case it is ever found by an alien species and the song that stands as a representative of rock is precisely, "Johnny B. Goode" by Berry.

    And in a statement, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame noted that Berry's music and lyrics "captured the essence of 1950s teenage life," noting that his work influenced everyone who took up a guitar after him.