On Thursday, May 18, a representative said Chris Cornell, frontman of grunge rock band Soundgarden and hard rock band Audioslave, was found dead in his hotel in Detroit.
Fans and friends took to social media to mourn the loss of the talented vocalist, who had just performed his final show just mere hours before his death.
And now Chris Cornell.
That's pretty much my childhood in music all gone now 😢😢😢😢#RIP
— Corey (@C28EK) May 18, 2017
— Jimmy Page News (@JimmyPageNews) May 18, 2017
CCs influence on music will live forever, we feel lucky to have known this titanic of a soul. Chris Cornell/Tim RA: https://t.co/efO1goz2qc
— Rise Against (@riseagainst) May 18, 2017
There are no words to describe my feelings about Chris Cornells sudden passing. His influence on… https://t.co/uahk1UeqUc
— Lzzy Hale (@LZZYHALE) May 18, 2017
This is shocking and terribly sad news.Chris Cornell was not only an amazing musician but also a generous spirit that will be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/sTcKKKqw0U
— Rush (@rushtheband) May 18, 2017
Heavy hearts. God speed, Chris. Love and light, Kim, Ben, Matt, and Chris' family.https://t.co/232fLIHDYx
— A Perfect Circle (@aperfectcircle) May 18, 2017
Including this heart-wrenching Facebook post by Richard Patrick, of Filter:
Or this one, by Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington:
— Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) May 18, 2017
Rolling Stone has photos from his final performance in Detroit.
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) May 18, 2017
Our staff reacts:
Soundgarden were the first true rock band that I followed when I was younger. Chris Cornell was everything to me. RIP Chris Cornell.
— Derek Oswald (@DerekJOswald) May 18, 2017
We are stunned by the sudden and untimely death of @chriscornell. One of grunge rock's greatest vocalists and a true legend. Rest In Peace.
— AltWire (@altwirenet) May 18, 2017
Local authorities have begun investigating Cornell’s death as a possible suicide.
Photo from www.chriscornell.com