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This Is How The Music World Has Paid Tribute To Chris Cornell

The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman died in Detroit overnight on Wednesday.

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Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin

RIP Chris Cornell Incredibly Talented Incredibly Young Incredibly Missed.

Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction

SO SO stunned to hear about Chris Cornell! Such a terrible and sad loss! Thinking of his family tonight! RIP

Adam Lambert

Paul Stanley of Kiss

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

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Joe Perry of Aerosmith

Very sad news about Chris Cornell today. A sad loss of a great talent to the world, his friends and family. Rest In… https://t.co/2qtb8eQylR

Gavin Rossdale of Bush

I AM SO SADDENED BY CHRIS CORNELL PASSING. @soundgarden TOTAL SHOCK.GREAT MAN.GREAT BAND.GREAT LOSS. LOVE TO EVERYONE IN HIS WORLD. XXX

Billy Idol

Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist... another blow…RIP

Mark Tremonti of Alter Bridge and Creed

RIP Chris Cornell. Chris was the most influential singer to me as a writer. I just saw him perform days ago. Completely devastated

Lin-Manuel Miranda

RIP Chris Cornell https://t.co/uXwYPsaFhW

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Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low

Rest easy, Chris Cornell. One of the best. Thank you for years and years of great music.

Mark Lanegan, formerly of Screaming Trees

Foster The People

RIP Chris Cornell 💔condolences to @soundgarden & family. We've lost one of the greats. -MF

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Nile Rodgers of Chic

A mutual friend called me and tells me my bro passed away. #RIPChrisCornell You are a great artist Love to Vicki an… https://t.co/7NjnPwQlGi

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Sir Elton John

Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of @chriscornell. A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man.

St. Vincent, a.k.a. Annie Clark

Chris Cornell. Damn. Was legit just playing "Outshined" yesterday. Such a loss.

The James Bond film franchise

Chris Cornell was a gentleman and a true artist. Barbara, Michael and the entire Bond family mourn this tragic loss.

Troy McLawhorn of Evanescence

I am shocked and saddened by the news of @chriscornell dying. He was a huge influence on me as an artist growing up. I just can't believe it

Devin Townsend

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Sebastian Bach, formerly of Skid Row

Tears in my eyes that this is your last ever tweet. We played here with u guys in 1992 😢thanks for your pipes… https://t.co/vgKkj60Wwe

#scary. I remember @chriscornell on tour with us so long ago. Remember drinking beer after the Melvins. Always thought we'd meet again RIP

Kelly Jones of Stereophonics

He is the reason I first let go & found my voice at 18. He paid me a compliment on my voice on a stage we shared years later, v sad. Kelly

Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon

So sad to wake to the news of Chris Cornell's passing. He truly was one of my favorite singers and an amazing guy. He will be missed dearly.

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Talib Kweli

RIP Chris Cornell. Man was a beast. An architect.


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