This man’s body of work speaks for itself. Unfortunately, he is no longer with us as he was pronounced dead, in his St. Charles Country, Missouri home, at 1:26 pm.  The exact cause of death us unknown at this time.

Chuck Berry had recently worked on and finished a new album to be released later this year. He had dedicated it to his wife, Themetta Barry, of 68 years by proclaiming: “My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!” he said.

As a tribute to the permanent stamp he put on the rock and roll industry, enjoy some of his samples below:

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