Early Saturday afternoon, legendary guitarist Chuck Berry passed away at 90 after having a medical emergency. Celebrities took to twitter to offer their condolences and to pay respect to the man who was widely regarded as "The Father of Rock 'n' Roll."
One of my big lights has gone out." - Keith, 3/18/17
Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived.
I am so sad to hear of Chuck Berry's passing. I want to thank him for all the inspirational music he gave to us. 1/3
He lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers. 2/3 #ChuckBerry
His lyrics shone above others & threw a strange light on the American dream. Chuck you were amazing&your music is engraved inside us forever
R I P. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock 'n' roll music ?✌️????☮
My profound respect and admiration to one of the founding fathers of rock and roll, who sadly passed today -- the late, great CHUCK BERRY
Heart broken to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was undisputedly the king. A moment of silence is idefinitely n order. RIP
66.8k Likes, 714 Comments - Slash (@slash) on Instagram: "Heart broken to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was undisputedly the king. A moment of..."
20k Likes, 205 Comments - Questlove Gomez (@questlove) on Instagram: "Thou Shall Have No Other Rock Gods Before Him #ChuckBerry rip"
34.2k Likes, 286 Comments - Lenny Kravitz (@lennykravitz) on Instagram: "Hail Hail Chuck Berry!!! None of us would have been here without you. Rock on brother!"
RIP Chuck Berry !!!! Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency! GO JOHNNY GO. - KU
Chuck Berry. Maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll. His music and his influence will last forever. - Huey
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
Rest in Peace Chuck Berry. More than just a guitarist, he was the first rock-n-roll poet. Magic! https://t.co/LqSorPYoCe
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.
The King is dead. RIP Chuck Berry.
RIPChuckBerry. Definition of musical legend. Thanks for rock 'n roll. ????
RIP Chuck Berry. https://t.co/UzJx74c36p
Go, go, go Little Queenie..." #RIPChuckBerry