He died of natural causes and TMZ reported March 2o that his personal doctor will sign off with that being the cause of death and there will be no autopsy.
"Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques", read the report. "I played drums behind a lot of guitar players and the one thing that they all have in common is that everybody know Chuck Berry songs", Lopez recalls. Attempts to resuscitate the 90-year-old legend were unsuccessful. Berry's music laid a foundation for what became popularly known as rock "n" roll, creating a songbook of classics that continue to be covered by talented musicians around the world.
When rock legend Chuck Berry died this weekend, he left behind his final album, Chuck, originally announced on his 90th birthday this past October.
Goode rocker was set to release Chuck, his first album since Rock It in 1979, this year. A statement on his Facebook page Monday shared plans to "reveal further details and music from the album this week". His passing is a heartbreaker, but more than anything it gives us a great opportunity to celebrate and explore his life and music. His lyrics shone above others & threw a unusual light on the American dream.
Much has been written about the game changing nature of Bob Dylan's performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, but an arguably more influential show took place in the same town seven years earlier. His music would then influenced other big names in music including Jimi Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Beatles.