Pop and Rock Star Deaths in 2017

Chuck Berry

Band: solo artist

Position: singer/guitarist

Died: Mar. 17, 2017

Cause of death: cardiac arrest

Age: 90

Distinctions: One of the original rock & rollers, Berry wrote and performed many classics, including "Maybellene (No. 5, 1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (No. 29, 1955), "School Day" (No. 5, 1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (No. 8, 1957), "Sweet Little Sixteen" (No. 2, 1957), "Johnny B. Goode" (No. 8, 1957), "Carole" (No. 18, 1958) and "My Ding-a-Ling" (No. 1, 1972).

Note: Berry was arrested for marijuana possession in 1990.

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Steve Bloom

Publisher of CelebStoner.com, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.