Hail, hail Chuck Berry.
"If you had to give Rock 'n' Roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry"— John Lennon (@johnlennon) March 18, 2017
John Lennon (with Chuck Berry)
Mike Douglas TV Show, 1972 pic.twitter.com/ViJtLblEwt
Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived.— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) March 18, 2017
So sad ~ with the passing of Chuck Berry comes the end of an era 🙏. He was one of the best and my inspiration 🎸, a true character indeed. pic.twitter.com/OnT8YXZpPn— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) March 18, 2017
Famous friends, fans, and fellow musicians took to social media with their reactions after hearing the news of rock pioneer Chuck Berry's death at the age of 90.
It started with Chuck Berry. He inspired us all. The 1st album I bought was Chuck's "Live at the Tivoli" and I was never the same.— Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) March 18, 2017
Rock legend Chuck Berry died at the age of 90, police in St. Charles County, Missouri confirmed.
RIP Chuck Berry !!!! Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency! GO JOHNNY GO. - KU— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) March 18, 2017
Chuck Berry died. This breaks my heart, but 90 years old ain't bad for rock and roll. Johnny B. Goode forever.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 18, 2017
St. Charles county police say they responded to a medical emergency Saturday afternoon and found Berry unresponsive. He could not be revived and was pronounced dead.
Sad to hear about the passing of the legend #ChuckBerry. He influenced The Beatles, Stones & Beach Boys to name a few. Bless his family. RIP— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) March 18, 2017
R.I.P. Chuck Berry— Joe Satriani (@chickenfootjoe) March 18, 2017
R I P. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock 'n' roll music 😎✌️🌟💖🎵🎶☮ pic.twitter.com/hS2S2lUORf— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 18, 2017
Berry hit the Top 10 in 1955 with "Maybellene" and went on to influence generations of musicians. Among his other hits were "Johnny B. Goode" and "Roll Over Beethoven."
"I'm still in AWE!" - Keith Richards to Chuck Berry. pic.twitter.com/r5v8gvm9jq— Letters of Note (@LettersOfNote) March 18, 2017
Heart broken to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was undisputedly the king. A moment of… https://t.co/sR8A2YMnq0— Slash (@Slash) March 18, 2017
The greatest rock and roll lyricist ever has passed away at 90— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) March 18, 2017
Chuck Berry rest in peace.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.