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Laura Rose
Mar 19, 2017 @ 2:15 pm

Music legend Chuck Berry passed away on Saturday in Missouri. He was 90 years old. The barrier-breaking guitarist, singer, and songwriter left a lasting mark on the music world, prompting many icons who admired him to share memories and homages on Twitter. The tweets came from musicians, writers, comedians, actors, and even Barack Obama, demonstrating that Berry's talents were valued far beyond the world of rock.

The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, tweeted in memoriam, "This is a tremendous loss for a giant of the ages."

Rolling Stone's front man Mick Jagger composed a series of heartfelt tweets about influential Berry. Jagger wrote, "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..." 

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"If you had to give Rock and Roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry," Yoko Ono re-tweeted from a John Lennon memorial account. 

Many other notables joined shared their sentiments as well, including master of horror Stephen King, music legend Tom Petty, action hero Arnold Schwarzenneger, and Questlove. 

Thou Shall Have No Other Rock Gods Before Him #ChuckBerry rip

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Berry's most memorable hits include "Maybelline," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Johnny B. Goode," "Carol," and his novelty song "My Ding-a-Ling". His family and estate ask for privacy at this time.

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