SAN ANTONIO – Chris Cornell, 52, died Wednesday night while on tour in Detroit. His death is being ruled a suicide by hanging.
Cornell was the front man for Audioslave and Soundgarden who played a sold out show Wednesday, the same day he was found in his hotel room.
Fans and fellow musicians have taken to social media to honor the iconic singer as news of his passing spreads.
I AM SO SADDENED BY CHRIS CORNELL PASSING. @soundgarden— GAVIN ROSSDALE (@GavinRossdale) May 18, 2017
TOTAL SHOCK.GREAT MAN.GREAT BAND.GREAT LOSS. LOVE TO EVERYONE IN HIS WORLD. XXX
RIP Chris Cornell 💔condolences to @soundgarden & family. We've lost one of the greats. -MF— Foster The People (@fosterthepeople) May 18, 2017
i can hardly believe the news about Chris Cornell's passing. he was SUCH a talent and an unbelievably nice man. #RIPChrisCornell— Rob Thomas (@ThisIsRobThomas) May 18, 2017
Hard to believe Cornell is gone at 52. What a vocalist, musician and songwriter. And more importantly an innovator. #RIPChrisCornell— Kyle Cook (@StalkingKyle) 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
Music soothes the savage soul...#ChrisCornell healed my heart many times with his amazing voice, passion, words...gone way too soon.— Melissa Ponzio (@MelissaPonzio1) May 18, 2017
Cornell sent a final tweet the night of his death...
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