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Chuck Berry dead at 90

The rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90, the St. Charles County Police Department has confirmed.

Police responded to an emergency call from Berry's home at 12.40pm local time on Saturday.

The musician was unresponsive when emergency services arrived.

A statement from the St. Charles County Police Department said Berry could not be revived.

He was declared dead at 1.26pm local time.

The statement added: "The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.

"The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement."

Source: AAP