Legendary rock 'n' roll guitarist Chuck Berry dies, tributes pour in

| Updated: Mar 19, 2017 10:24 IST

London [U.K.]. Mar. 19 (ANI): Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry was found dead at a residence outside St. Louis today. The iconic guitarist was known for merging blues and swing into the phenomenon of early rock'n'roll. St Charles County police said in a post on Facebook they responded to a medical emergency at a home at approximately 12.40pm local time, reports the Guardian. "Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques. Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1.26pm," the police said. The department further said that Berry's family has requested privacy "during this time of bereavement". Berry, wrote and recorded the celebrated rock standards "Johnny B. Goode" and "Sweet Little Sixteen." As soon as the tragic development broke on the Internet, Twitter was flooded with musicians and fans alike, coming together to pay their tributes to the legend. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The greatest rock and roll lyricist ever has passed away at 90<br>Chuck Berry rest in peace.</p>&mdash; Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) <a href="https://twitter.com/CharlieDaniels/status/843236209778446336">March 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Chuck Berry died. This breaks my heart, but 90 years old ain&#39;t bad for rock and roll. Johnny B. Goode forever.</p>&mdash; Stephen King (@StephenKing) <a href="https://twitter.com/StephenKing/status/843226979126206464">March 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Heart broken to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry. He was undisputedly the king. A moment of. <a href="https://t.co/sR8A2YMnq0">https://t.co/sR8A2YMnq0</a></p>&mdash; Slash (@Slash) <a href="https://twitter.com/Slash/status/843236839720808448">March 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rest in Peace Mr. Chuck Berry. Often imitated but never duplicated. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/legends?src=hash">#legends</a></p>&mdash; Sir Mix-A-Lot (@therealmix) <a href="https://twitter.com/therealmix/status/843229973083185152">March 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RIP Chuck Berry <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hailhailrocknroll?src=hash">#hailhailrocknroll</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/motorvatinoverthehill?src=hash">#motorvatinoverthehill</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/coffeecolouredcadillac?src=hash">#coffeecolouredcadillac</a></p>&mdash; Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) <a href="https://twitter.com/russellcrowe/status/843233451130085376">March 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>(ANI)
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