NEW YORK, March 19. /TASS/. American guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music, Chuck Berry, died at the age of 90 on Saturday, FOX News reported.
"St. Charles county police say they responded to a medical emergency Saturday afternoon (local time) and found Berry unresponsive. He could not be revived and was pronounced dead," the channel said.
Chuck Berry, born in 1926, was a significant influence on the development of both the music and the attitude associated with the rock music lifestyle. His first hit single, Maybellene (1955) is viewed as one of the first rock and roll songs.
Berry became one of the first musicians to be included into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Among his other achievements is the fifth place on the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list by the Rolling Stone magazine and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.