UPDATE: Officials have ruled Cornell’s death a suicide by hanging.
Chris Cornell, lead singer of rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave has died at the age of 52.
Following the announcement of Cornell’s death, his rock peers were paying tribute on Twitter.
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
As the lead singer for Seattle-based Soundgarden, Cornell helped architect the 90’s grunge rock movement. He was also a Grammy award-winning, Golden Globe nominated singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer and lyricist.