Hollywood and the music industry flocked to social media on Saturday after news broke that legendary musician Chuck Berry had died.
Berry, a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer known for songs including “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Johnny B. Goode,” was found unresponsive by the St. Charles County police and pronounced dead minutes later.
The Twitter account managed by the estate of John Lennon tweeted out a quote, “If you had to give Rock ‘n’ Roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.”
"If you had to give Rock 'n' Roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry"
John Lennon (with Chuck Berry)
Mike Douglas TV Show, 1972 pic.twitter.com/ViJtLblEwt
— John Lennon (@johnlennon) March 18, 2017
The Rolling Stones called Berry “a massive influence.”
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
Stones guitarist Keith Richards had a long association with Berry, having spearheaded the tribute concert that became the basis of the 1987 documentary “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
"One of my big lights has gone out.”
– Keith, 3/18/17 pic.twitter.com/I86dHlvN5W
— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) March 19, 2017
“RIP. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock ‘n’ roll music,” Ringo Starr wrote.
R I P. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock 'n' roll music ✌️☮ pic.twitter.com/hS2S2lUORf
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 18, 2017
Huey Lewis penned, “Chuck Berry. Maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll. His music and his influence will last forever.”
Chuck Berry. Maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll. His music and his influence will last forever. – Huey
— Huey Lewis (@Huey_Lewis_News) March 18, 2017
“A legend is gone. Half the rock-n-roll artist today wouldn’t be playing had Chuck not been there at the beginning,” wrote George Takei.
A legend is gone. Half the rock-n-roll artist today wouldn't be playing had Chuck not been there at the beginning. https://t.co/Z0VQBYFTsN
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 18, 2017
“Thou Shall Have No Other Rock Gods Before Him” Questlove wrote on Instagram.
Read more reactions to Berry’s death from Hollywood and music industry below:
R.I.P. To the father of ROCK N ROLL the genius CHUCK BERRY ✊✊✊Johnny be good
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) March 18, 2017
RIP Chuck Berry who has died at 90. #truelegand
My condolences to his cousin Marvin who found the new sound he was lookin' for.
— Dane Cook (@DaneCook) March 18, 2017
Hail, Hail, the King of Rock and Roll, Chuck Berry. RIP, Mr. B. Goode. https://t.co/k7fKmgSmSt
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) 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
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
Rest In Peace, Chuck Berry. You changed music. You changed everyone that listened to your music. Thank you. https://t.co/NxwfWRFD3S
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 18, 2017
R I P Chuck Berry …
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) March 18, 2017
The King is dead. RIP Chuck Berry.
— marc maron (@marcmaron) March 18, 2017