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Monday, 20 March 2017 13:38

Barack Obama, and music legends react to the news of Chuck Berry's passing

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Saturday news broke that legendary musician Chuck Berry passed away.

The iconic rock n' roll pioneer died in his St. Charles, Missouri home when police responded to a medical emergency. He was 90.

Following the sad news being confirmed, musicians took to social media to express their gratitude for his influence, share fond memories and reflect on the magnitude of the legacy he leaves behind.

Even former President Barack Obama took to Twitter to state his condolences, writing, "Chuck Berry rolled over everyone who came before him – and turned up everyone who came after.  We'll miss you, Chuck.  Be good."

Mick Jagger tweeted "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. He lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers. His lyrics shone above others & threw a strange light on the American dream. Chuck you were amazing & your music is engraved inside us forever"

Bruce Springsteen praised him as "rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived."

Countless other musicians also took to social media to pay tribute to the late legend, with many expressing how he was a musical hero and had a direct influence on their craft.

 

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