Music figures everywhere—from legends to up-and-coming rockers—are mourning the sudden and shocking loss of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell, who died early this morning (May 18) at age 52, not long after performing with Soundgarden.
Below, you can get a taste of the tributes that have been flooding social media all morning.
A shining voice in music has left us in the midnight. He was a complex and gentle soul #ChrisCornell has flown into the black hole sun.
— Perry Farrell (@perryfarrell) May 18, 2017
— Glenn Hughes (@glenn_hughes) May 18, 2017
RIP Chris Cornell
Incredibly Missed. pic.twitter.com/pKNI4tKiXz
— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) May 18, 2017
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) 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
— DJ ASHBA (@DjASHBA) May 18, 2017
Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist… another blow…RIP
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) May 18, 2017
RIP Chris Cornell…Our Thoughts & Prayers To His Family, Friends & Fans…Such A Talent…So Young… https://t.co/HmiFdGAy2g
— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) May 18, 2017
— Mike Portnoy (@MikePortnoy) 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
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
— Michael Amott (@Michael_Amott) May 18, 2017