Chris Cornell Tributes Pour In After The Soundgarden Frontman Dies Aged 52
The lead singer of much-loved American rock band, Soundgarden, has died at the age of 52.
Chris Cornell’s representative released a statement this morning.
Talking to the Associated Press, Brian Bumbery expressed that Cornell’s death is “sudden and unexpected”.
His family are asking for privacy at this time while they work with private medical experts to figure out the cause of the rock singer’s death.
Tributes have been pouring in on Twitter since the news broke this morning.
‘All Time Low’ frontman, Alexander William, tweeted,
“Rest easy, Chris Cornell. One of the best. Thank you for years and years of great music.”
Rest easy, Chris Cornell. One of the best. Thank you for years and years of great music.
— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) May 18, 2017
English musician Billy Idol is also devastated to hear the news.
“Sad [to] hear of Chris Cornell passing… great singer and artist… another blow… RIP”.
Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist… another blow…RIP
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) May 18, 2017
Creed’s lead singer, Mark Tremonti, is another star to express his sadness over Cornell’s death.
And as Chris had just been touring with Soundgarden, Tremonti saw him perform just days ago.
“RIP Chris Cornell. Chris was the most influential singer to me as a writer.”
“I just saw him perform days ago. Completely devastated.”
RIP Chris Cornell. Chris was the most influential singer to me as a writer. I just saw him perform days ago. Completely devastated
— Mark Tremonti (@MarkTremonti) May 18, 2017
Fans are also mourning the music icon’s death.
One fan touchingly referenced one of Cornell’s biggest singles ‘Say Hello 2 Heaven’.
Say hello to heaven…
R.I.P Chris Cornell
— Cody Sciulli (@Schullz51) May 18, 2017
While another of the musician’s admirers aptly wrote “Chris Conrell was everything”.
When chris cornell died today i didnt think i had wept for an artist that bad. Chris cornell was everythingg
— Ed (@Roro_Vhenh) May 18, 2017
Just hours before his untimely death, the singer-songwriter tweeted upbeat messages about being on tour.
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) May 18, 2017
He first rose to fame in the late ’80s and early ’90s.
Soundgarden became one of the biggest rock bands of the time alongside the likes of Nirvana and Pearl Jam.
After the band went their separate ways, Cornell became the frontman of Audioslave.