An outpouring of remembrances greeted the news on Saturday that Chuck Berry had died, as musicians and celebrities expressed their admiration for the rock ‘n’ roll legend.
Berry, 90, was found dead Saturday afternoon in St. Charles County, Missouri, after police responded to a medical emergency.
“His music and his influence will last forever,” wrote Huey Lewis.
Here are more of the responses to Berry’s death on Twitter:
Hail Hail Chuck Berry!!! None of us would have been here without you. Rock on brother! https://t.co/tOMuQzUgPX
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) 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
RIP Chuck Berry !!!! Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency! GO JOHNNY GO. – KU
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) 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. https://t.co/Z0VQBYFTsN
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 18, 2017
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
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