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Barack Obama, Lenny Kravitz, Questlove and More React to the News of Chuck Berry's Passing

Barack Obama, Lenny Kravitz, Questlove and More React to the News of Chuck Berry's Passing

See how musicians are paying tribute to the rock n' roll legend.

Published March 19th

Yesterday (March 18) news broke that legendary musician Chuck Berry has passed away.

As reported, the iconic rock n' roll pioneer died in his St. Charles, Missouri home when police responded to a medical emergency. He was 90.

Following the sad news being confirmed, musicians took to social media to express their gratitude for his influence, share fond memories and reflect on the magnitude of the legacy he leaves behind.

Even former President Barack Obama took to Twitter to state his condolences, writing, "Chuck Berry rolled over everyone who came before him – and turned up everyone who came after.  We'll miss you, Chuck.  Be good."

Mick JaggerSlash, Q-TipQuestloveLenny KravitzBruno Mars and countless other musicians also took to social media to pay tribute to the late legend, with many expressing how he was a musical hero and had a direct influence on their craft.

Take a look at the heartfelt tributes in the messages below.

Thou Shall Have No Other Rock Gods Before Him #ChuckBerry rip

A post shared by Questlove Gomez (@questlove) on

Hail Hail Chuck Berry!!! None of us would have been here without you. Rock on brother!

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Written by KC Orcutt

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