The Saint Charles Police Department in Missouri have confirmed responding to a medical emergency
on Saturday where they found an in responsive man, life saving techniques were administered, Chuck
could not be revived and was pronounced dead at 1:26p.m.
Chuck Berry was one of the best. I never saw him live but I've seen him several times on TV - videos of complete concerts, one relatively recently with his son playing bass and to say he was in his 80s he was still in great form.
I also remember seeing the clip of him playing Sweet Little Sixteen in Jazz on a Summer's Day - a film of the Newport Jazz Festival. He really woke the audience up at a time when they seem to have gone to sleep. The clip is on You Tube and someone posted it on Facebook the other day. It's still magic even after all these years - and he had some Jazz greats playing along with them - just listen to the clarinet solo in the middle, brilliant.