Stars from across the rock world have been paying tribute to Chris Cornell who died last night. He was just 52.
The Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog singer and distinguished solo artist in his own right, died just hours after Soundgarden performed at the Fox Theatre in Detroit as part of Soundgarden's 2017 North American tour.
Chris’s representative Brian Bumbery said the death was “sudden and unexpected” and that his family were shocked and saddened by the news.
Testament to Chris’s towering status, since the news broke this morning stars from across the rock world have paid homage to him.
You can read some of the online tributes below:
RIP Chris Cornell— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) May 18, 2017
Incredibly Missed. pic.twitter.com/pKNI4tKiXz
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
I AM SO SADDENED BY CHRIS CORNELL PASSING. @soundgarden— GAVIN ROSSDALE (@GavinRossdale) May 18, 2017
TOTAL SHOCK.GREAT MAN.GREAT BAND.GREAT LOSS. LOVE TO EVERYONE IN HIS WORLD. XXX
Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist... another blow…RIP— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) May 18, 2017
RIP Chris Cornell. Chris was the most influential singer to me as a writer. I just saw him perform days ago. Completely devastated— Mark Tremonti (@MarkTremonti) May 18, 2017
#RIP to one of my biggest influences, Chris Cornell... one of the greatest voices and writers of all time!— Danny Worsnop (@dannyworsnop) May 18, 2017
Holy crap, r.i.p Cornell :(— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) May 18, 2017
Man, he was a huge vocal inspiration.— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) May 18, 2017
STUNNED to hear the death of Chris Cornell. Music's loss. Greater still, his family has lost a father&husband. RIP. https://t.co/5NGC2YCcz1— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) May 18, 2017
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— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) May 18, 2017
Rip @chriscornell one of the great voices of rock and roll! You will sadly be missed.— Beth Hart (@BethHart) May 18, 2017