I was just talking to a friend of mine a few months ago shortly before she died about old Chuck, said that man is going to live forever (as well as Little Richard and Fats Domino). Then talked with another friend last week about him, saying again he'll live forever. The man may not, but his music will definitely live on forever.
I'm sure I am not alone in that I was surprised to learn that he had still been alive when his death was announced. It feels a lot less unfair at this point (unlike eg. Bowie who passed away far too early, making it a huge loss for the world).
How pleasantly ironic that the father of "rockn n roll" got to live to almost a hundred, may he rest in piece.