Some of the music world's biggest stars tweeted tonight singing the praises of one of the legends of rock 'n' roll, Chuck Berry, who died today at the age of 90. Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Questlove, Slash, Mick Jagger and others remembered Berry ...
Musicians and entertainers reacted to the death of music icon Chuck Berry, who died at age 90 on Saturday in his home in Missouri.
Many took to social media to offer condolences and to remember his life and work.
'Undisputedly the king'
Musician Lenny Kravitz on Instagram hailed Berry as a forefather of rock 'n' roll, saying, "None of us would have been here without you."
Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx tweeted that the music genre "wouldn't be what it came to be" without Berry, while Guns N' Roses guitaristÂ Slash said on InstagramÂ Johnny B. GoodeÂ singer was "undisputedly the king."
Two fellow music legends wrote about Berry's influence.Â Bruce SpringsteenÂ called him the "greatest" on Twitter, while Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys tweeted that Berry was "a big inspiration."Â
Rolling Stone pay tribute
The Rolling Stones were greatly influenced by Berry, and had recorded with him in the past.
Stones singer Mick Jagger in a series of posts thanked Berry "for all the inspirational music he gave to us."Â
"Chuck, you were amazing, and your music is engraved inside us forever," said Jagger.
Stones guitarist Keith Richards tweeted a photo of himself with Berry and said: "One of the big lights has gone out."
'Thank you for the poetry'
Berry's music, and especially lyrics, struck a chord with many. Numerous artistsÂ chose to honour Berry with his own lyrics.
Ringo Starr quoted Berry'sÂ Rock & Roll Music, a song The Beatles would later cover, while British actor Connor McIntyre picked out a lyric fromÂ School Day.
Country singer Keith Urban simply tweeted: "Thank you for the poetry."
'A legend just left the building'
Many, including country singer Charlie Daniels, remarked on Berry's legacy as one of the greats.
"The greatest rock and roll lyricistÂ ever," DanielsÂ tweeted.
Rudolf Schenker, guitarist and founding member of the band Scorpions, tweeted: "One of my heroes, a true icon, a legend just left the building. You are the definition of Rock'n'Roll."
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