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Celebrities Pay Tribute To Musical Legend Chuck Berry

"The alpha poet of rock 'n' roll" died Saturday at the age of 90.

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Pioneering musician Chuck Berry died Saturday at the age of 90.

During his long career, Berry influenced scores of musicians, including the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Following the news of his death, the tributes poured in on Twitter from musicians and other celebrities.

Bruce Springsteen

This is a tremendous loss of a giant for the ages. -Bruce Springsteen

Mick Jagger

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

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

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

Ronnie Wood

So sad ~ with the passing of Chuck Berry comes the end of an era 🙏. He was one of the best and my inspiration 🎸, a… https://t.co/fSrX6gVRZF

Ringo Starr

R I P. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock 'n' roll music 😎✌️🌟💖🎵🎶☮

The estate of George Harrison

RIP Chuck Berry. The 1st song that @thebeatles performed at their 1st US concert was "Roll Over Beethoven." Watch:… https://t.co/THH7j5Z30C

Carole King

RIP Chuck Berry https://t.co/9MoHHXnxD7

Q-Tip

R.I.P. To the father of ROCK N ROLL the genius CHUCK BERRY ✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾Johnny be good

Huey Lewis

Chuck Berry. Maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll. His music and his influence will last forever. - Huey

Lenny Kravitz

Hail Hail Chuck Berry!!! None of us would have been here without you. Rock on brother! https://t.co/tOMuQzUgPX

David Simon

Chuck Berry, 90, RIP. The alpha poet of rock 'n' roll. Don't let the heat overcome you when they play so loud. https://t.co/HNgwX73oT2

Brian Wilson

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

Keith Richards

"One of my big lights has gone out.” - Keith, 3/18/17

The Jacksons

Chuck Berry merged blues & swing into the phenomenon of early rock’n’roll. In music, he cast one of the longest sha… https://t.co/Ay2WWRgHOk

Sir Mix-A-Lot

Rest in Peace Mr. Chuck Berry. Often imitated but never duplicated. #legends

Marc Maron

The King is dead. RIP Chuck Berry.

Bootsy Collins

Dang another one not funkin' with us. Our Rock & Roll legend Mr. Chuck Berry has changed frequencies today. Join... https://t.co/aSIayg1lSJ

Gene Simmons

My profound respect and admiration to one of the founding fathers of rock and roll, who sadly passed today -- the late, great CHUCK BERRY

Bill Nye

His Johnny B. Goode is on Voyager 1 & 2 spacecraft. You were more than good Chuck. You will be missed.

Stephen King

Chuck Berry died. This breaks my heart, but 90 years old ain't bad for rock and roll. Johnny B. Goode forever.

Former president Bill Clinton

Chuck Berry’s life was a treasure and a triumph, and he’ll never be forgotten. https://t.co/3Q7z0NatUd

Berry performed at Clinton's first inauguration ball in 1993.