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 Jagger, Slash, Q-Tip, Questlove, Lenny Kravitz, Bruno 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.
Chuck Berry rolled over everyone who came before him – and turned up everyone who came after. We'll miss you, Chuck. Be good.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 19, 2017
To the greatest rock and roll pioneer of all time RIP chuck berry. we all thank u— Randy Jackson (@YO_RANDYJACKSON) March 18, 2017
I am so sad to hear of Chuck Berry's passing. I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/9zQbH5bo9V— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 18, 2017
He lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers. 2/3 #ChuckBerry— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 18, 2017
His lyrics shone above others & threw a strange light on the American dream. Chuck you were amazing&your music is engraved inside us forever— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 18, 2017
Chuck Berry merged blues & swing into the phenomenon of early rock’n’roll. In music, he cast one of the longest shadows. Thank You Chuck. pic.twitter.com/0TwpdDmw9e— The Jacksons (@Jacksons) March 18, 2017
R.I.P. To the father of ROCK N ROLL the genius CHUCK BERRY ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾Johnny be good— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) March 18, 2017
Music was changed forever by Chuck Berry’s groundbreaking impact. What a great life in music. pic.twitter.com/lKEpb6xaK7— LA Reid (@LA_Reid) March 18, 2017
Dang another one not funkin' with us. Our Rock & Roll legend Mr. Chuck Berry has changed frequencies today. Join... https://t.co/aSIayg1lSJ— Bootsy Collins (@Bootsy_Collins) March 18, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry. https://t.co/UzJx74c36p— Bruno Mars (@BrunoMars) March 18, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry !!!! Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency! GO JOHNNY GO. - KU— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) March 18, 2017
The Rolling Stones are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was a true pioneer of rock'n'roll & a massive influence. pic.twitter.com/RT4NZH3KeQ— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) March 18, 2017
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
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