Celebrities React: Chuck Berry Dead
Chuck Berry is dead, and now celebrities are reacting to the news. The legendary rock ‘n’ roll singer and guitar player died on Saturday at the age of 90 at his home in St. Louis. Among his hit songs were “Johnny B. Goode,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” and ”Sweet Little Sixteen.” See Hollywood stars’ reactions to his death below.
Ringo Starr tweeted, “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.” Russell Crowe offered, “RIP Chuck Berry #hailhailrocknroll #motorvatinoverthehill #coffeecolouredcadillac.” “Chuck Berry was rock’s greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock ‘n’ roll writer who ever lived,” added Bruce Springsteen.
Keith Urban tweeted, “RIP Chuck Berry !!!! Thank you for the poetry, the passion and the potency! GO JOHNNY GO.” Mick Jagger noted, “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.” “He lit up our teenage years, and blew life into our dreams of being musicians and performers,” continued Jagger, adding, “His lyrics shone above others & threw a strange light on the American dream. Chuck you were amazing&your music is engraved inside us forever.”
Elton John noted, “The greatest rock & roll songwriter of all time. Thanks for all those wonderful records that will define rock music forever. #RIPChuckBerry.” John Stamos tweeted the lyrics to a number of Berry’s songs and expressed, “One of the most underrated lyricists- #RIPChuckBerry.” Stephen King said, “Chuck Berry died. This breaks my heart, but 90 years old ain’t bad for rock and roll. Johnny B. Goode forever.” And Josh Gad stated, “The original King of Rock. RIP #Chuckberry.”
Marie Osmond shared, “It was an honor to know you, #ChuckBerry! A legend, a pioneer, and one of the greatest rock & rollers of all time.” “Chuck Berry, there’d be no Beatles without him. 90 years old and he was still touring,” noted Rob Schneider. “Rest in Peace Chuck Berry. More than just a guitarist, he was the first rock-n-roll poet. Magic,” offered Billy Idol. Tom Petty simply stated, “Rest In Peace Chuck Berry.” And Ronnie Wood felt, “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.”
Greg Allman wrote, “The first, the best, a friend. Rest In Peace Chuck Berry. #tweet #chuckberry” Rod Stewart felt, “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.” “Sad to hear about the passing of the legend #ChuckBerry. He influenced The Beatles, Stones & Beach Boys to name a few. Bless his family. RIP,” added Carson Daly.
Randy Jackson expressed, “To the greatest rock and roll pioneer of all time RIP chuck berry. we all thank u.” Meanwhile, Paris Jackson wrote in a long Instagram post, “f**king legend, mr charles edward anderson berry. you will be so missed. i grew up listening to you, and it was because of you that i gained my immense love for rock and roll. words cannot even begin to describe the impact you’ve had on this world as well as being apart of the very roots of music today. you changed the game for everyone, and we will always adore you. rest in peace lovely chuck.”
“RIP Chuck Berry,” tweeted Bruno Mars. Lenny Kravitz exclaimed, “Hail Hail Chuck Berry!!! None of us would have been here without you. Rock on brother!” And Alyssa Milano shared, “Rest In Peace, Chuck Berry. You changed music. You changed everyone that listened to your music. Thank you.” Gossip Cop will update as more celebrities react to the death of Chuck Berry.