Chuck Berry has died aged 90. The rock and roll legend was found unresponsive on Saturday lunchtime in St Charles County, Missouri, police have confirmed.
Berry – who became a music icon thanks to hits such as Johnny B. Goode and Roll Over Beethoven – was born in 1926 in St Louis, Missouri and scored his first hit, Maybellene, in 1955. He went on to enjoy a career that spanned seven decades and was one of the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
As news of his death broke, world-famous musicians flooded to Twitter to pay their respects to the late star, among them Bruce Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger, The Jacksons and Rod Stewart.
This is a tremendous loss of a giant for the ages.