Hollywood Reacts to Death of Chuck Berry: ‘This Breaks My Heart’

The legendary rock and roll musician who died Saturday was 90

Hollywood took to social media Saturday afternoon to mourn the death of legendary rock and roll musician, Chuck Berry, who died Saturday at 90.

Berry’s passing touched fellow musicians, actors, filmmakers and other luminaries, who expressed their condolences and reminisced about the iconic performer of classics such as “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Johnny B. Goode.”

Author Stephen King tweeted: “This breaks my heart, but 90 years old ain’t bad for rock and roll. Johnny B. Goode forever.” Rocker Lenny Krazitz said, “Hail Hail Chuck Berry!!! None of us would have been here without you. Rock on brother!”

Other celebrities who shared their thoughts include comedian Dane Cook, “Doctor Strange” director Scott Derrickson, actor Russell Crowe, and fellow rock and rollers Ringo Starr, Slash, Huey Lewis, Billy idol and Nikki Sixx.

Berry’s natural, unmistakable showmanship and unique talent made him one of the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame upon its 1986 opening.