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Rock community reacts to Chris Cornell's death

ABC/Randy HolmesThe news of Chris Cornell's death late Wednesday night has been met with an outpouring of tributes from musicians mourning the late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman. Here are a few of the reactions:

Jimmy Page: "RIP Chris Cornell. Incredibly Talented Incredibly Young Incredibly Missed."

Perry Farrell: "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."

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

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

Heart singer Ann Wilson: "It's important now to keep thoughts of Chris positive. He is on his way. We loved him well, now wish him well on his journey. He was and is a beautiful soul."
Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson:  "No one is ever prepared to hear about a death in the family.  And today Chris Cornell my brother from my Seattle music family is gone. I thought his voice would forever grace the world of music.  Devastating."

Billy Idol: "Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist... another blow…RIP"

Alter Bridge's Mark Termonti: "RIP Chris Cornell. Chris was the most influential singer to me as a writer. I just saw him perform days ago. Completely devastated"

Chuck D: "Rest ...Peace"


Joe Perry: "Very sad news about Chris Cornell today. A sad loss of a great talent to the world, his friends and family. Rest In Peace."

Scott Ian: "Shocking news. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Going to crank Badmotorfinger."

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

Foster the People: "RIP Chris Cornell condolences to @soundgarden & family. We've lost one of the greats."

Sixx:A.M.'s DJ Ashba: "#RIPChrisCornell You will be missed but never forgotten. My heart goes out to His family and friends. #sadday"

Sebastian Bach: "thanks for your pipes @chriscornell u will b missed"

Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy: "Wow...this one is shocking. Chris Cornell was one of the benchmark vocalists of our generation...devastating loss. #RIPChrisCornell"

Ozzy Osbourne: "Rest In Peace @ChrisCornell"

Brian Wilson: "I'm very sad to hear about Chris Cornell passing. Especially when one is so young and talented. Love & Mercy to Chris' family, friends, fans"

Rise Against: "CCs influence on music will live forever, we feel lucky to have known this titanic of a soul."

Paramore's Hayley Williams: "rest in peace and sing with the angels."

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

Lzzy Hale: "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."

Tool: "RIP CHRIS CORNELL Very sad to hear of the passing of the great voice of Soundgarden and Audioslave."

Linkin Park's Chester Bennington: "I can't imagine a world without you in it. I pray you find peace in the next life. I send my love to your wife and children, friends and family. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life."

Megadeth covered Soundgarden's "Outshined" in Tokyo.

The Recording Academy: "From the international success he achieved as the founder and lead vocalist of Soundgarden, to fronting the GRAMMY-nominated supergroup, Audioslave, Chris' extraordinary talent will forever live on and inspire fellow musicians and fans worldwide. We have lost an innovative member of our creative community, and our sincerest condolences go out to Chris' family, friends, collaborators, and all who have been impacted by his outstanding artistry."

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