A post on the Missouri police department's Facebook page announced the news, sharing that first responders entered a residence early Saturday afternoon to treat Berry, who did not respond to lifesaving techniques.
"St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today (Saturday, March 18). Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques," the post read. "Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m."
"The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry," the statement continued. "The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement."
Berry, considered one of the pioneers of rock and roll music, defined the genre with hits like 1955's "Maybellene," 1956's "Roll Over Beethoven," 1957's "Rock and Roll Music" and 1958's "Johnny B. Goode," and inspired artists like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
The guitarist was honored with the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 1984, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2000. In honor of his 90th birthday in October, Berry announced he would be releasing a new album in 2017, after 38 years.
Berry is survived by his wife, Themetta "Toddy" Suggs, daughters Melody Exes Berry-Eskridge, Ingrid Berry and Aloha Berry, and son Charles Berry Jr.