Rock 'N' Roll Pioneer Chuck Berry Dies at 90
In light of the passing of legendary guitarist/songwriter Chuck Berry, yesterday, March 19th, will be remembered as a devastating day for rock ‘n’ roll.
Chuck Berry was pronounced dead at 1:26p.m. after the St. Charles County Police Department responded to a medical emergency in his home in Missouri.
The sad news was confirmed through a Facebook post on Chuck Berry’s official Facebook page, where the bereaved family asked that the public respect their privacy in this difficult time.
The Grammy Award-winning legend who brought us hits like “Maybellene”, “Johnny B. Goode”, “Roll Over Beethoven”, “Rock & Roll Music”, “Brown Eyed Handsome Man”, and more was hailed by many as the pioneer of rock and roll. As news of Chuck Berry’s passing became known, countless tributes came pouring in as testaments to his irreplaceable legacy in music:
RIP Chuck Berry pic.twitter.com/4nyUSNK9T7— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) March 19, 2017
"One of my big lights has gone out.”— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) March 19, 2017
- Keith, 3/18/17 pic.twitter.com/I86dHlvN5W
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
One of the first solos I ever learned was Chuck Berry's. I'm truly saddened this morning, as we've lost another legend. RIP Mr. Berry!— Dave Mustaine (@DaveMustaine) March 19, 2017
R I P. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock 'n' roll music 😎✌️🌟💖🎵🎶☮ pic.twitter.com/hS2S2lUORf— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 18, 2017
May Chuck Berry rest in peace. Hail, hail rock ‘n’ roll.