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
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.
Rock legend Chuck Berry died at the age of 90, police in St. Charles County, Missouri confirmed.
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. 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 Associated Press contributed to this report.