The rock work is simply shocked after many woke to the news of the sudden passing of Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell. Like fans the world over, many musicians and entertainers took to Twitter to share their grief over the loss of easily one of the most powerful singers in rock history.
Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of @chriscornell. A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man.
RIP Chris Cornell Incredibly Talented Incredibly Young Incredibly Missed.
Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist... another blow...RIP
SO SO stunned to hear about Chris Cornell! Such a terrible and sad loss! Thinking of his family tonight! RIP
Woke to terribly sad news, Chris Cornell passed away. A gifted sweet loving soul with a voice as chilling & deep as the ocean. Powerful!
STUNNED to hear the death of Chris Cornell. Music's loss. Greater still, his family has lost a father&husband. RIP. https://t.co/5NGC2YCcz1
Very sad news about Chris Cornell today. A sad loss of a great talent to the world, his friends and family. Rest In Peace.
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..
RIP Chris Cornell. Chris was the most influential singer to me as a writer. I just saw him perform days ago. Completely devastated
Oh man. Sad to hear of the passing of Chris Cornell.
A mutual friend called me and tells me my bro passed away. #RIPChrisCornell You are a great artist Love to Vicki and fam @nilerodgers
We've lost an iconic rocker and unbelievably talented singer. Rest In Peace, Chris Cornell.
RIP Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell. Damn. Was legit just playing "Outshined" yesterday. Such a loss.
Hell of a thing to wake up to. Powerhouse voice, sweet man. From our trip to Cuba to an amazing Carnegie Hall show, great memories. RIP CC. https://t.co/QZKiaeaIdH
Heartbroken to hear the news of Chris Cornell, one of the best voices to ever walk the earth...love & prayers to his family & friends
Man.. Chris Cornell.. what a talent. I didn't know him but I sure loved his music ! Too young... RIP
Chris Cornell was the real deal. A great voice, one of the best. And a sense of damned humor. RIP.
RIPChrisCornell You will be missed but never forgotten. My heart goes out to His family and friends. #sadday https://t.co/y2e9YXGR9o
scary. I remember @chriscornell on tour with us so long ago. Remember drinking beer after the Melvins. Always thought we'd meet again RIP
I AM SO SADDENED BY CHRIS CORNELL PASSING. @soundgarden TOTAL SHOCK.GREAT MAN.GREAT BAND.GREAT LOSS. LOVE TO EVERYONE IN HIS WORLD. XXX
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.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. Her favorite Soundgarden song is "Outshined," and her favorite Chris Cornell "scream" can be found on Audioslave's "Cochise."