Tributes paid to Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell

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People left floral tributes during a A Sound Garden sculpture in Seattle, that desirous a name of one of Cornell’s bands

Some of a biggest names in stone and cocktail strain have paid reverence to Chris Cornell following a Soundgarden star’s suicide.

Cornell was found passed in his hotel room after behaving a uncover in Detroit on Wednesday evening. Officials after reliable he had hanged himself.

Singer Alice Cooper called him “the best voice in stone and roll” while Sir Elton John pronounced he was “a good singer, songwriter and a loveliest man”.

Cornell, 52, had 3 children.

He was a lead thespian and songwriter in a groups Soundgarden and Audioslave.

His best-known strain was Black Hole Sun, expelled in 1994.

When he available You Know My Name for a 2006 film Casino Royale, he became a initial masculine American artist to write a thesis strain for a James Bond film.

Soundgarden were due to title a stone strain festival called Pointfest in St Louis on Saturday though organisers have called off a event.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed in a matter on Thursday that a frontman killed himself..

Sir Elton wrote on Instagram: “Shocked and saddened by a remarkable genocide of Chris Cornell. A good singer, songwriter and a loveliest man.”

Alice Cooper said: “Chris Cornell, in a circle, was famous as The Voice since he had a best voice in stone and roll.

“I was propitious adequate to write and record dual songs with him. His genocide comes as a sum startle to all of us.

“Black Hole Sun will live on as a classic, and his is a loyal bequest of stone and roll.”

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page tweeted: “RIP Chris Cornell. Incredibly talented. Incredibly young. Incredibly missed.”

Media captionSoundgarden front male Chris Cornell talks to Matt Everitt about a band’s early shows.

Bill Idol tweeted: “Sad to hear of Chris Cornell passing, good thespian and artist … another blow …RIP.”

Disco author Nile Rodgers called Cornell “my special brother” and pronounced he could not routine a news of his death.

“I’m shocked, we don’t even know how to understanding with it,” he said.

Media captionMusic fable Nile Rodgers: “I only listened a news… it pennyless my heart”

Creed guitarist Mark Tremonti tweeted: “Chris was a many successful thespian to me as a writer. we only saw him perform days ago. Completely devastated.”

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry wrote: “Very unhappy news about Chris Cornell today. A unhappy detriment of a good talent to a world, his friends and family. Rest In Peace.”

Singer-songwriter John Mayer called him “an impossibly gifted and resourceful singer”.

And comedian Ed Byrne called Cornell’s genocide “an astonishing tummy punch”.


If we are influenced by a topics in this article, a Samaritans can be contacted giveaway on 116 123 (in a UK) or by email on jo@samaritans.org. If we are in a US, hit a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-8255.

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