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Rock community reacts to Chris Cornell’s death

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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”

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”

Gavin Rossdale: “I AM SO SADDENED BY CHRIS CORNELL PASSING. @soundgarden TOTAL SHOCK.GREAT MAN.GREAT BAND.GREAT LOSS. LOVE TO EVERYONE IN HIS WORLD. XXX”

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”

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