Music figures are paying tribute Chris Cornell, who died suddenly yesterday at the age of 52. The grunge icon formed Soundgarden in 1984, co-founded Temple of the Dog with future Pearl Jam members in 1990, and joined Rage Against the Machine members in the early 2000s to form Audioslave. He had performed with Soundgarden hours before his death. Among those to share remembrances are Jimmy Page, St. Vincent, Nile Rodgers, Elton John, Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, Four Tet, and Brian Wilson. See their tributes below.
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
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
Chris Cornell. Damn. Was legit just playing “Outshined” yesterday. Such a loss.
— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) May 18, 2017
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) 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
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) May 18, 2017
Rest …Peace pic.twitter.com/YcN7QECCo0
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) 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
can’t adequately say just how much i love soundgarden/chris cornell. really important to me as a songwriter/guitarist. so sad about this 🙁
— sadie dupuis (@sad13) May 18, 2017
RIP. So young. So sad 😞 pic.twitter.com/61JjmdVFDC
— Best Coast (@BestCoast) May 18, 2017
Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist… another blow…RIP
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) May 18, 2017
— Mike Portnoy 🤘 (@MikePortnoy) May 18, 2017
It was in Bern, Switzerland with @aimeemann. He was quiet, complimentary, & when he played, his voice was everything you’d hoped it would be
— Ted Leo (@tedleo) 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