We’re shocked and saddened by the news that Chris Cornell has passed away at age 52.
As frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, Cornell is considered one of the pillars of grunge music’s meteoric rise to international recognition.
Support from fellow artists has been pouring in.
Take a look at the kind words from Elton John, Jimmy Page, Nile Rodgers and more:
RIP Chris Cornell
Incredibly Missed. pic.twitter.com/pKNI4tKiXz
— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) May 18, 2017
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
I love you, brother. Thank you for your friendship and your humor and your intellect and your singular and unmatched talent. It was a great honor to know you as a friend and as a band mate. I am devastated and deeply saddened that you are gone dear friend but your unbridled rock power, delicate haunting melodies and the memory of your smile are with us forever. Your beautiful voice and beautiful self will always be in my heart. God bless you and your family.
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
I'm very sad to hear about Chris Cornell passing. Especially when one is so young and talented. Love & Mercy to Chris' family, friends, fans
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) May 18, 2017
Rest …Peace pic.twitter.com/YcN7QECCo0
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) May 18, 2017
Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist… another blow…RIP
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) May 18, 2017
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) May 18, 2017
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) May 18, 2017
— BlackSabbath (@BlackSabbath) May 18, 2017
Rest in peace, Chris.