I just heard it, and was on my way here to post it. You beat me to it. In my opinion there was nobody more influential to rock and roll guitar than Chuck Berry. I've always said he was the true king of rock and roll. His style influenced everyone from the Beach Boys to Elvis Presley, Stevie Ray Vaughn, and many others. Including many current rock, blues, and country artists. I'm not often saddened by a celebrity death, but I am with Chuck Berry. Going to play a little guitar in his honor tonight.
Anthony, I could not agree more. There would be no rock'n'roll as we know it if not for Chuck Berry. Take away just about any Rock'n'Roll guitar hero and you would still have Chuck Berry; take away Chuck Berry and the rest disappear.
Saw this in Digital New York Times, was wondering if this was a real headline or Fake News from the King of Fake News and Headline Rearramgement Syndrome. God I was hoping this was the case, Rock N Roll suffered a huge loss. Berry, can't wait to jam in Heaven.