Rock ‘n’ Roll innovator Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90.
Police in Missouri say he was found unresponsive at his home.
Chuck Berry’s hits ‘Johnny B. Goode, ‘Roll Over Beethoven,’
and ‘Sweet Little Sixteen’ fused blues, rockabilly and jazz.
He was a major influence on musicians from both sides of the Atlantic such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen.
Berry’s career spanned seven-decades and he received a lifetime achievement Grammy Award in 1984 and was among the first to be inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
The music world took to social media to pay tribute.
So sad ~ with the passing of Chuck Berry comes the end of an era 🙏. He was one of the best and my inspiration 🎸, a true character indeed. pic.twitter.com/OnT8YXZpPn— Ronnie Wood (@ronniewood) 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
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 pic.twitter.com/9zQbH5bo9V— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 18, 2017
The Rolling Stones are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was a true pioneer of rock'n'roll & a massive influence. pic.twitter.com/RT4NZH3KeQ— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) March 18, 2017