For any of you who grew up in the 90’s and listened to rock music, I shouldn’t have to tell you who Chris Cornell was.
The singer for Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog was one of the most iconic voices of the 90’s, and even the early 2000’s, when he fronted the super-group known as Audioslave which featured the former members of Rage Against The Machine.
The death was unexpected, as his representative had the following to say:
“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,” the statement read. “They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”
Sudden and unexpected seems to be the term used a lot lately – as we continue to lose legends in both the film and music industry.
Here’s how other celebrities are reacting to the tragedy:
RIP Chris Cornell
Incredibly Missed. pic.twitter.com/pKNI4tKiXz
— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) May 18, 2017
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) 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
One of the greatest rock voices of all time and an incredible talent. RIP Chris Cornell pic.twitter.com/mxqvbqgNrh
— Universal Music UK (@UMusicuk) May 18, 2017
Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist… another blow…RIP
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) May 18, 2017
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
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
Here’s hoping we don’t lose anymore legends too soon – or in general in 2017.
What was your favorite Chris Cornell song? Be sure to tell us your favorite memories of the singer in the comment section below.