London [U.K.]. Mar. 19 (ANI): Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry was found dead at a residence outside St. Louis today.
The iconic guitarist was known for merging blues and swing into the phenomenon of early rock'n'roll.
St Charles County police said in a post on Facebook they responded to a medical emergency at a home at approximately 12.40pm local time, reports the Guardian.
"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 1.26pm," the police said.
The department further said that Berry's family has requested privacy "during this time of bereavement".
Berry, wrote and recorded the celebrated rock standards "Johnny B. Goode" and "Sweet Little Sixteen."
As soon as the tragic development broke on the Internet, Twitter was flooded with musicians and fans alike, coming together to pay their tributes to the legend.