The music world lost an undisputed legend yesterday when singer, songwriter, and guitarist Chuck Berry died at age 90. Widely considered a founding father of rock & roll, his legacy and contributions were honored by countless artists and celebrities on social media in the wake of his passing. Check out a selection of the reactions below, including some from fellow rock icons like Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, and Ringo Starr, as well as former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
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 was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived.— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) 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
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
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
When I was 10 years old and I dreamed every night of moving to America, Chuck Berry played the soundtrack. He rocked the world. RIP.— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) March 18, 2017