By Jon Wiederhorn
Musicians and fans around the world are mourning the loss of Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell, who died Wednesday (May 17) in Detroit. The cause of death remains unknown.
“RIP Chris Cornell. Incredibly Talented. Incredibly Young. Incredibly Missed,” tweeted Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.
“SO SO stunned to hear about Chris Cornell!” wrote Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro. “Such a terrible and sad loss! Thinking of his family tonight! RIP.”
See all the posts below.
RIP CHRIS CORNELL
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) 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. 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
Chris Cornell. One of the greatest voices in rock n roll history. Helped inspire me to evolve and change musically. I'm so sad. RIP BUDDY..
— Butch Walker (@butchwalker) May 18, 2017
It's okay if you don't believe me but I was writing about Chris Cornell in my journal this morning and my guitar strummed a chord on its own
— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) May 18, 2017
Chris Cornell? Doesn't even seem possible. What an incredible talent. Me and teenage me are both heartbroken.
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) May 18, 2017
Chris Cornell. Damn. Was legit just playing "Outshined" yesterday. Such a loss.
— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) May 18, 2017
Rest In Peace Chris Cornell you were a legend.
— RonnieRadke (@RonnieRadke) May 18, 2017
Chris Cornell touched so many & we were fortunate to have worked w/ him. He was a true talent & gentleman. Our thoughts are with his family.
— Zac Brown Band (@zacbrownband) May 18, 2017
Today is a sad day. Rest in peace.
— Ed Sheeran (@edsheeran) May 18, 2017