Chuck Berry died from natural causes.
The rock ‘n’ roll legend passed away at his home in Missouri on Saturday (18.03.17) at the age of 90, but there will be no post-mortem examination carried out because the ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ singer’s personal doctor will sign his death certificate and state there were no suspicious circumstances, TMZ reports.
Following the news of Chuck’s death, a host of stars took to social media to pay tribute to the iconic singer and his influence.
Sir Mick Jagger posted: “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 … His lyrics shone above others & threw a strange light on the American dream. Chuck you were amazing&your music is engraved inside us forever (sic)”
His Rolling Stones bandmate Ronnie Wood described the musician as his biggest inspiration.
He said: “He was one of the best and my inspiration, a true character indeed.”
Beatles legend Ringo Starr tweeted alongside a photo of Chuck: “R I P. And peace and love Chuck Berry Mr. rock ‘n’ roll music (sic)”
And Beach Boys singer Brian Wilson felt the ‘Johnny B. Goode’ singer’s passing will affect all rock music lovers.
He posted: “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”
The Jacksons recalled Chuck’s influence on rock’n’roll music in a social media post.
They wrote: “Chuck Berry merged blues & swing into the phenomenon of early rock’n’roll. In music, he cast one of the longest shadows. Thank You Chuck.”
Chuck – whose real name was Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr. – is survived by his wife Themetta ‘Toddy’ Suggs and his four children, Charles Berry Jr., Ingrid Berry, Aloha Berry and Melody Exes Berry-Eskridge.