The music world is mourning after Chuck Berry, widely recognised as one of the fathers of rock and roll, passed away yesterday.
As we reported last night, Berry was found by paramedics at his Missouri home. He was 90 years of age.
Some of the biggest names in the music industry have taken to social media to pay tribute to the man Huey Lewis has described as "maybe the most important figure in all of Rock and Roll."
Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived.
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) 18 March 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) 18 March 2017
"One of my big lights has gone out.”
- Keith, 3/18/17 pic.twitter.com/I86dHlvN5W
— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) March 19, 2017
R I P. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock 'n' roll music ðŸ˜Å½âœŒï¸Â?ðŸŒŸðŸ'–ðŸÅ½µðŸÅ½¶â˜® pic.twitter.com/hS2S2lUORf
— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 18, 2017
I am so sad to hear about Chuck Berry passing - a big inspiration! He will be missed by everyone who loves Rock 'n Roll. Love & Mercy
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) March 18, 2017
Heart broken to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was undisputedly the king. A moment ofâ€¦ https://t.co/sR8A2YMnq0
— Slash (@Slash) 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