Legendary rock-and-roll artist Chuck Berry was found dead in his Missouri home on March 18.
Berry, known for being a pioneer of the rock genre, was located by officers from the St. Charles County Police Department motionless on the floor. The department confirmed his death in a post to Facebook.
The post said that a “medical emergency” was called in by his caretaker around 12:40 p.m. on March 18. When they arrived, Berry was unresponsive on the floor. Paramedics attempted life-saving techniques on Berry, but they were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at 1:26 p.m.
Berry’s cause of death, as reported by TMZ on March 20, was of natural causes. No official autopsy will take place.
Berry spent nearly 70 years in the music industry. He helped to redefine blues with his style by incorporating musical elements that helped influence the rock and roll genre. Berry’s created many chart-topping hits, including songs like “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Rock and Roll Music,” and “Johnny B. Goode.”
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1985 by The Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards. In addition, Berry has a star on Hollywood Boulevard in California, and was honored with the 2014 Polar Music Prize.