Reaction to the death of rocker Chris Cornell

NEW YORK — Some reaction to the death of rocker Chris Cornell at age 52:

“I love you, brother. Thank you for your friendship and your humour and your intellect and your singular and unmatched talent. It was a great honour 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.” — Audioslave bandmate and Rage Against the Machine member Tom Morello, via Instagram

“Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of @chriscornell. A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man.” — Elton John, via Twitter

“Very sad news about Chris Cornell today. A sad loss of a great talent to the world, his friends and family. Rest In Peace.” — Aerosmith co-founder Joe Perry, via Twitter

“RIP Chris Cornell. Incredibly Talented. Incredibly Young. Incredibly Missed” — Jimmy Page, via Twitter

“Goodbye darling boy . Please say hi to all my loved ones . I cried for you today . Rip .” — Courtney Love, via Instagram


“Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist… another blow.RIP” — rocker Billy Idol, via Twitter

“A shining voice in music has left us in the midnight. He was a complex and gentle soul #ChrisCornell has flown into the black hole sun.” — former Jane’s Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza creator Perry Farrell, via Twitter

“Chris Cornell’s lyrics + voice have loomed large for me since ‘94. “Fell on Black Days” now playing in tribute. Damn. May he rest in peace.” — director Ava DuVernay, via Twitter

“Chris Cornell was a genius. Too much talent in one man. I have countless memories listening to his music growing up. Devastating. RIP” — actor Chris Evans, via Twitter

“RIP Chris Cornell. My favourite rock voice of all time & a really cool guy. Thanks for all of the incredible music.” — actor Joe Manganiello, via Twitter

“RIP Chris Cornell. Man was a beast. An architect.” — hip hop’s Talib Kweli Greene, via Twitter

“STUNNED to hear the death of Chris Cornell. Music’s loss. Greater still, his family has lost a father&husband. RIP.” — Paul Stanley of Kiss, via Twitter

“Chris’ dynamic stage presence and impressive vocal range made him a true rock-and-roll icon.” — The Recording Academy, in a statement.

“SO SO stunned to hear about Chris Cornell! Such a terrible and sad loss! Thinking of his family tonight! RIP” — rocker Dave Navarro, via Twitter

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