Musicians from all over the world and from different genres have united in commemorating the passing of Chuck Berry, one of rock ‘n roll’s most influential figures.
Berry died in his St. Louis home in the early hours of Saturday morning at the age of 90. Emergency services were called when his caretaker found him unresponsive, but attempts to revive him failed, and he was pronounced dead at 01:30.
The musician, who once said, “I grew up thinking art was pictures, until I got into music and found I was an artist – and didn’t paint,” has been widely honoured as one of rock music’s earliest and finest exponents, earning tribute from luminaries such as The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Anderson .Paak and Chuck D.
Berry was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
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
— just call me Andy (@AndersonPaak) March 18, 2017