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Chris Cornell Dead at 52: Twitter Reaction

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.

Elton John on Twitter

Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of @chriscornell. A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man.

Jimmy Page on Twitter

RIP Chris Cornell Incredibly Talented Incredibly Young Incredibly Missed.

Billy Idol on Twitter

Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist... another blow...RIP

Dave Navarro on Twitter

SO SO stunned to hear about Chris Cornell! Such a terrible and sad loss! Thinking of his family tonight! RIP

LINDA PERRY on Twitter

Woke to terribly sad news, Chris Cornell passed away. A gifted sweet loving soul with a voice as chilling & deep as the ocean. Powerful!

Paul Stanley on Twitter

STUNNED to hear the death of Chris Cornell. Music's loss. Greater still, his family has lost a father&husband. RIP.

Joe Perry on 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.

Butch Walker on Twitter

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..

Mark Tremonti on Twitter

RIP Chris Cornell. Chris was the most influential singer to me as a writer. I just saw him perform days ago. Completely devastated

Elijah Wood on Twitter

Oh man. Sad to hear of the passing of Chris Cornell.

Mike Portnoy

Nile Rodgers on Twitter

A mutual friend called me and tells me my bro passed away. #RIPChrisCornell You are a great artist Love to Vicki and fam @nilerodgers

TIDAL on Twitter

We've lost an iconic rocker and unbelievably talented singer. Rest In Peace, Chris Cornell.

Foster The People on Twitter

RIP Chris Cornell

St. Vincent on Twitter

Chris Cornell. Damn. Was legit just playing "Outshined" yesterday. Such a loss.

John Norris on Twitter

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.

mark mcgrath on Twitter

Heartbroken to hear the news of Chris Cornell, one of the best voices to ever walk the & prayers to his family & friends

Steve Lukather on Twitter

Man.. Chris Cornell.. what a talent. I didn't know him but I sure loved his music ! Too young... RIP

Michael McKean on Twitter

Chris Cornell was the real deal. A great voice, one of the best. And a sense of damned humor. RIP.

DJ ASHBA on Twitter

RIPChrisCornell You will be missed but never forgotten. My heart goes out to His family and friends. #sadday

Sebastian Bach on Twitter

scary. I remember @chriscornell on tour with us so long ago. Remember drinking beer after the Melvins. Always thought we'd meet again RIP



Perry Farrell on 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.



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."