Celebrities Mourn Rock Legend Chuck Berry: 'Thou Shall Have No Other Rock Gods Before Him' | NBC Southern California

Celebrities Mourn Rock Legend Chuck Berry: 'Thou Shall Have No Other Rock Gods Before Him'

Guitarists like Slash weighed in on the "Johnny B. Goode" songwriter's death

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    Singer, songwriter and guitarist Chuck Berry, whose electrifying songs helped usher in the rock 'n' roll era, has died, according to police in St. Charles, Missouri. Influenced by blues greats like T-Bone Walker and Muddy Waters, he shot to stardom with a showmanship and sound all his own.

    (Published Saturday, March 18, 2017)

    The death of legendary rocker Chuck Berry Saturday sent a shockwave through the music community and beyond.

    The singer, songwriter and thrilling guitarist was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon near St. Louis, police said.

    Long recognized as a founding father of rock 'n' roll, celebrities took to Twitter soon after news of his death broke Saturday to offer their condolences for the 90-year-old.

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