Rockers React To Chris Cornell's Death

May 18, 2017

WIth the music community completely crushed and devastated after the sudden death of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, there has since been an outpouring of sadness, grief and shock from artists mourning the loss of one of rock's greatest voices.

Cornell was found dead in his hotel bathroom after performing with Soundgarden in Detriot on May 17th. His publicist released a statement, saying, “His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause. They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”

Truly a loss for all of music.

On September 28, 2002, I was ready to stop drinking so I went to a facility in Malibu to get sober. I was extremely skeptical and as an atheist I did not want to really try. New comers like me always want to shit-can everything. I woke up to some old guy saying "I hear you're a singer." I said "yes" and he said, "there's some other guy here from a band called gardens of sound or some shit. You guys might get along." He was talking about Chris Cornell. I took my first baby steps into a program of recovery that lasted all this time with Chris's help. Chris said "I know this shit feels goofy but it's the only deal in town that seems to work." I wouldn't have gotten it if Chris didn't legitimize the whole thing for me. For 28 days, Chris helped lead the way. You saved my life buddy. I'll never forget you. #chriscornell #gonetoosoon

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The sadness of you leaving I can not begin to describe here. So close to home. I was in awe of your talent. The time I was able to spend with you, which was not enough, I will forever cherish. At your core you were a smart, sweet and gentle soul. This is how I will always remember you. Love you Chris.-- Hard to believe this picture marks the last time I will ever see you here on earth.

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Goodbye darling boy . Please say hi to all my loved ones . I cried for you today . Rip .

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Sad to hear that my friend #chriscornell has passed away. A searcher of higher truth has entered the eternal hereafter. Prayers & love to his family

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Shocked & saddened by the news of Chris Cornell's passing. RIP.

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AudiHole Son. Damn Chris. Rest In Power.

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There are no words to describe my feelings about Chris Cornells sudden passing. His influence on me and the way so many others approached the microphone will always show itself in the music we create. He is survived by his wife and three kids including a beautiful daughter whom I heard also has an amazing voice of her own. Chris, we aren't sure what demons or circumstances brought you to your passing at only 52... but we thank you for the loudness, the guts, blood and the sweat you gave us in this life ... we will all carry your legacy forever. #chriscornell ...say hello to heaven.

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I love you, brother. Thank you for your friendship and your humor and your intellect and your singular and unmatched talent. It was a great honor to know you as a friend and as a band mate. I am devastated and deeply saddened that you are gone dear friend but your unbridled rock power, delicate haunting melodies and the memory of your smile are with us forever. Your beautiful voice and beautiful self will always be in my heart. God bless you and your family.

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