Jimmy Page, Billy Idol, Nile Rodgers & more pay tribute to Chris Cornell

Soundgarden and Audioslave singer has passed away, aged 52

Jimmy Page has paid tribute to Chris Cornell: "Incredibly talented. Incredibly young. Incredibly missed."
Jimmy Page has paid tribute to Chris Cornell: “Incredibly talented. Incredibly young. Incredibly missed.”

The music and entertainment world has paid tribute to Soundgarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell, who passed away last night (May 17).

Cornell was best known for fronting Seattle grunge band Soundgarden from 1984 to 1997 and again from 2010 to the present day. The band’s most successful album, 1994’s ‘Superunknown’, charted at Number One in the US and sold nine million copies worldwide, including the songs ‘Black Hole Sun’, ‘Spoonman’, ‘The Day I Tried to Live’ and ‘Fell on Black Days’. He also famously performed the theme for 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale.

Stars from across the music world have paid tribute to Cornell, looking back on his celebrated career.

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page was one of the first to pay tribute to Cornell.

RIP Chris Cornell
Incredibly Talented
Incredibly Young
Incredibly Missed. pic.twitter.com/pKNI4tKiXz

— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) May 18, 2017

Legendary guitarist Nile Rodgers called Cornell a “great artist”.

A mutual friend called me and tells me my bro passed away. #RIPChrisCornell You are a great artist Love to Vicki and fam @nilerodgers pic.twitter.com/FhG0fhT0q1

— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) May 18, 2017

Sir Elton John described the singer as “the loveliest man”.

Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of @chriscornell. A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man. pic.twitter.com/Hwdgst8kmg

— Elton John (@eltonofficial) May 18, 2017

Billy Idol posted his thoughts about the late musician.

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

— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) May 18, 2017

“Such a loss,” St. Vincent aka Annie Clark tweeted.

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

— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) May 18, 2017

Janes Addiction’s Dave Navarro said he was “stunned”.

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

Bethany Cosentino aka Beth Coast posted her own tribute.

RIP. So young. So sad 😞pic.twitter.com/61JjmdVFDC

— Best Coast (@BestCoast) May 18, 2017

Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti is “devastated” at the loss of Cornell.

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

Gene Simmons’ son Nick T. Simmons penned a lengthy letter in tribute to the star. “He was everything I wanted to be, and he showed me kindness and compassion from the first day I met him.”

#ChrisCornell pic.twitter.com/ru8r2EpCms

— Nick T. Simmons (@nicktsimmons) May 18, 2017

Comedian Ed Byrne described the news of Cornell’s death as a “gut punch”.

I hope it’s ok with the grief police if I say Chris Cornell’s death has come as an unexpected gut punch this morning.

— Ed Byrne (@MrEdByrne) May 18, 2017

London venue Royal Albert Hall, which hosted his debut solo show in 2016, posted the following:

Saddened by the loss of legendary singer Chris Cornell, whose debut solo show here was one of our stand-out nights of 2016. pic.twitter.com/KT7btiiNLe

— Royal Albert Hall (@RoyalAlbertHall) May 18, 2017

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