The music industry is mourning the loss of Chuck Berry.
The 90-year-old singer died on Saturday, according to the St. Charles County Police Department, which confirmed via Facebook that he did not respond to lifesaving techniques after first responders arrived on the scene.
Considered a pioneer of rock and roll music, Berry influenced generations of musicians who followed, many of whom took to social media to mourn his death.
"RIP Chuck Berry !!!! Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency!" Keith Urban wrote on Twitter. "GO JOHNNY GO. - KU."
RIP Chuck Berry !!!! Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency! GO JOHNNY GO. - KU— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) March 18, 2017
"R I P. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock 'n' roll music 😎✌️🌟💖🎵🎶☮," The Beatles' Ringo Starr tweeted alongside a photo of the legendary musician.
R I P. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock 'n' roll music 😎✌️🌟💖🎵🎶☮ pic.twitter.com/hS2S2lUORf— #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 18, 2017
The Jacksons also paid tribute to Berry on Twitter, thanking the singer for casting "one of the longest shadows" in music.
Chuck Berry merged blues & swing into the phenomenon of early rock’n’roll. In music, he cast one of the longest shadows. Thank You Chuck. pic.twitter.com/0TwpdDmw9e— The Jacksons (@Jacksons) March 18, 2017
"Chuck Berry was a rock and roll original. A gifted guitar player, an amazing live performer, and a skilled songwriter whose music and lyrics captured the essence of 1950s teenage life," reads a statement by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, obtained by ET. "It's fitting that he was the first person inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as he influenced everyone who has picked up a guitar after him. Today, we celebrate his life. Hail Hail, Chuck Berry."
See more reactions below:
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
Chuck Berry was not only a brilliant guitarist, singer and performer, but most importantly, he was a master craftsman as a songwriter. 2/3— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) 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
Music was changed forever by Chuck Berry’s groundbreaking impact. What a great life in music. pic.twitter.com/lKEpb6xaK7— LA Reid (@LA_Reid) March 18, 2017
To the greatest rock and roll pioneer of all time RIP chuck berry. we all thank u— Randy Jackson (@YO_RANDYJACKSON) March 18, 2017
R I P Chuck Berry ...— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) March 18, 2017
Chuck Berry. Maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll. His music and his influence will last forever. - Huey— Huey Lewis (@Huey_Lewis_News) March 18, 2017
Rest In Peace, Chuck Berry. You changed music. You changed everyone that listened to your music. Thank you. https://t.co/NxwfWRFD3S— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 18, 2017
RIP to a hero in music and a hero in life. chuck berry is one of the most important guitar players in rock n roll history. thank you.— SWMRS (@swmrs) March 18, 2017
Hail, Hail, the King of Rock and Roll, Chuck Berry. RIP, Mr. B. Goode. https://t.co/k7fKmgSmSt— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) March 18, 2017
The King is dead. RIP Chuck Berry.— marc maron (@marcmaron) March 18, 2017
Steve Jobs ain't got shit on Chuck Berry. Jobs invented the iPod. Chuck Berry invented all the music we put in it.— Wheeler Walker, Jr. (@WheelerWalkerJr) March 18, 2017