Berry passed away on March 18 at the age of 90.
The guitarist and musician defined the art form's joy and rebellion in such classics as "Johnny B. Goode", "Sweet Little Sixteen" and "Roll Over Beethoven" in a career that spanned 7 decades and earned him countless accolades. In fact, one of the greatest legends in rock n' roll history was still writing up until the last day of his life.
Rock legend Chuck Berry died from natural causes and doctors will not perform an autopsy, according to a new report.
They said they responded to an emergency at a Buckner Road property on Saturday afternoon where Berry was found unresponsive.
Hailed as "The Father of Rock and Roll", Chuck Berry's signature guitar work, poetic songwriting and inspired showmanship have influenced every Rock and Roll musician to follow him. A statement on his Facebook page Monday shared plans to "reveal further details and music from the album this week". "Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m".
Berry was a a member of the Blues Hall of Fame, a Grammy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award victor, and one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Chuck Berry fans anxious that the rock legend's recent death would complicate plans for the release of his first album of new music in almost 40 years can lay those fears to rest.
The new album was initially announced last fall, on Berry's 90th birthday. To us he was a magician making music that was exotic yet normal at the same time.