The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen pay tribute to the late Chuck Berry

The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty are among the artists paying tribute to the late Chuck Berry over social media.

Musicians and celebrities have taken to social media to express their grief and pay tribute to the passing of blues legend, Chuck Berry.

The iconic singer-songwriter was found unresponsive in his Missouri home on Saturday afternoon (19 March). The 90-year-old musician could not be revived and was pronounced dead at 1:26pm, according to the St Charles County Police.

In the wake of Berry’s passing, artists and collaborators have been posting tributes and kind words on social media. The likes of The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, Ringo Starr and Tom Petty among others.

Even Bill Clinton took to Twitter to share some kind words, “Chuck Berry’s life was a treasure and a triumph, and he’ll never be forgotten”.

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Mick Jagger shared a series of tweets crediting Chuck Berry on his inspiration on the early Rolling Stones.

“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.” Jagger said, “He lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers.”

“His lyrics shone above others and threw a strange light on the American dream. Chuck you were amazing and your music is engraved inside us forever”.

Read tributes from the music world and beyond below:

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 my big lights has gone out.”
– Keith, 3/18/17 pic.twitter.com/I86dHlvN5W

— Keith Richards (@officialKeef) March 19, 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

He lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers. 2/3 #ChuckBerry

— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 18, 2017

His lyrics shone above others & threw a strange light on the American dream. Chuck you were amazing&your music is engraved inside us forever

— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) March 18, 2017

Just let me hear some of that rock ‘n’ roll music any old way you use it I am playing I’m talking about you. God bless Chuck Berry Chuck 😎pic.twitter.com/XmwmaGzGpL

— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 18, 2017

I am so sad to hear about Chuck Berry passing – a big inspiration! He will be missed by everyone who loves Rock ‘n Roll. Love & Mercy

— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) 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

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