It's a sad day for the rock community, as Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell has died at the age of 52, his representatives have confirmed.
In a statement issued to The Associated Press, Chris's representative Brian Bumbery said Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit, and the death is being described as "sudden and unexpected".
He was reportedly performing with Soundgarden at a gig last night at Detroit's Fox Theatre, part of the band's North American headline tour.
Stars have taken to twitter to pay their respects to Cornell, and share thoughts about this sad and sudden loss of one of the pioneering voices of the grunge rock genre:
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
Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist... another blow…RIP— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) May 18, 2017
RIP Chris Cornell— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) May 18, 2017
RIP Chris Cornell. You, and your music, will be missed.
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