Cape Town – Musos, friends and fans have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman, Chris Cornell.
Cornell, who had been on tour, died on Wednesday night in Detroit, Brian Bumbery, said in a statement to The Associated Press.
Cornell's last tweet was just hours before his show.
See his tweet here:
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) May 18, 2017
Tributes for the 52-year-old have been pouring in on social media since the news broke.
See some of them below:
RIP Chris Cornell— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) May 18, 2017
Incredibly Missed. pic.twitter.com/pKNI4tKiXz
Chris Cornell. One of the greatest voices in rock n roll history. Helped inspire me to evolve and change musically. I'm so sad. RIP BUDDY..— Butch Walker (@butchwalker) May 18, 2017
Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist... another blow…RIP— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) May 18, 2017
Oh man. Sad to hear of the passing of Chris Cornell.— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) May 18, 2017
RIP Chris Cornell ??condolences to @soundgarden & family. We've lost one of the greats. -MF— Foster The People (@fosterthepeople) 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
I AM SO SADDENED BY CHRIS CORNELL PASSING. @soundgarden
TOTAL SHOCK.GREAT MAN.GREAT BAND.GREAT LOSS. LOVE TO EVERYONE IN HIS WORLD. XXX
— GAVIN ROSSDALE (@GavinRossdale) May 18, 2017