Chuck Berry Died of Natural Causes

Peter Castro
March 22, 2017

So many of his songs - Maybellene; Roll Over, Beethoven; Rock and Roll Music; Sweet Little Sixteen - are undisputed classics.

"If you don't know every Chuck Berry lick", quipped rock legend Ted Nugent, "you can't play rock guitar".

British rock icon Rod Stewart said Berry "inspired us all".

Rolling Stone named "Johnny B. Goode" the #1 Rock Guitar Song of all time.

It is interesting to note, that Berry's contemporary - Elvis Presley, who is oftentimes compared to him, fooled many into thinking that he was black, when they first heard him on record.

There will be no autopsy, reports say, because Chuck Berry died what is considered a "natural death". The American guitarist has been considered the pioneer of rock "n" roll for style and sound.

This new vroom-vroom music was dubbed rock "n" roll, and its founding father - who died in Missouri on Saturday at 90 - made it with an electric guitar, a surplus of charisma, and the knowledge that teenage hearts have always pumped desire. I love Chuck Berry. A spokesperson for Berry could not be reached for additional comment at press time.

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'Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.

FERRIS: Not that we would expect the lyrics to make a great deal of difference to an alien civilization a billion years from now, but it's just a wonderful piece of narrative songwriting about how talent and hard work can change your life. "No color, no ethnic, no political - I don't want that, never did".

On the day of Chuck's passing, Bob Dylan wrote "Thank you for everything, Chuck Berry!".

Among the accolades that Chuck Berry had received throughout his whole career include an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

"This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy", Berry said back in October.

On Monday, Berry's family - who released a statement on his death late Saturday - addressed questions over the status of the star's previously announced final album, Chuck. As for the music, Berry achieved his success in part by his skill in understanding the racial divide.

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