The death of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell was announced this morning, with news that the musician passed away suddenly at the age of 52.
Cornell was on tour with Soundgarden and the band played what would be his last gig in Detroit last night.
While details of his death have yet to be made public, many of his peers and fans have been paying tribute to him on social media, some of which you can see below:
Very sad news about Chris Cornell today. A sad loss of a great talent to the world, his friends and family. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/BlgxE6cJLH
— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) May 18, 2017
RIP Chris Cornell
Incredibly Missed. pic.twitter.com/pKNI4tKiXz
— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) May 18, 2017
Chris Cornell?!?! Ugh, sad day.
— Tom Payne (@justanactor) May 18, 2017
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) May 18, 2017
So sad about @chriscornell passing. Truly one of the greatest singers of our generation and a kind soul. Thoughts go out to loved ones.
— Jimmy Chamberlin (@jccomplex) May 18, 2017
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) May 18, 2017
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) May 18, 2017
Man, he was a huge vocal inspiration.
— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) May 18, 2017
He is the reason I first let go & found my voice at 18. He paid me a compliment on my voice on a stage we shared years later, v sad. Kelly
— stereophonics (@stereophonics) May 18, 2017
I AM SO SADDENED BY CHRIS CORNELL PASSING. @soundgarden
TOTAL SHOCK.GREAT MAN.GREAT BAND.GREAT LOSS. LOVE TO EVERYONE IN HIS WORLD. XXX
— GAVIN ROSSDALE (@GavinRossdale) May 18, 2017
Chris Cornell. Damn. Was legit just playing "Outshined" yesterday. Such a loss.
— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) May 18, 2017
SO SO stunned to hear about Chris Cornell! Such a terrible and sad loss! Thinking of his family tonight! RIP
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) May 18, 2017