JIMMY PAGE, PAUL STANLEY, GLENN HUGHES, JOE PERRY, SEBASTIAN BACH And Many More Pay Tribute To CHRIS CORNELL
May 18, 2017, 6 days ago
Musicians including Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, KISS vocalist/guitarist Paul Stanley, rock legend Glenn Hughes, Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Sebastian Bach, and many more are paying tribute via social media to late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who passed away last night at the age of 52.
Soundgarden were currently on a North American tour and had played Wednesday night at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. A representative for the Detroit Police told Variety that the death of Cornell is being investigated as a suicide, although he emphasized that it is too early to make a definitive conclusion.
“At 12 a.m. [local time], we received a 911 call from the MGM Grand Casino Hotel,” Detroit Police director of media relations told Variety. “It appears as though a family friend was checking up on Cornell at his wife’s request. He went to hotel and discovered him unresponsive on the bathroom floor. Police made the location with EMS, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
“At present our investigation is leaning toward the possibility of suicide, but we must wait for a medical report to determine the cause of death. At this time we cannot release too much information about what we observed in Cornell’s hotel room or what led us to this conclusion.”
Stay tuned for updates on Cornell’s passing in the days to come.
RIP Chris Cornell— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) May 18, 2017
Incredibly Missed. pic.twitter.com/pKNI4tKiXz
STUNNED to hear the death of Chris Cornell. Music's loss. Greater still, his family has lost a father&husband. RIP. https://t.co/5NGC2YCcz1— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) May 18, 2017
Very sad news about Chris Cornell today. A sad loss of a great talent to the world, his friends and family. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/BlgxE6cJLH— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) May 18, 2017
Holy crap, r.i.p Cornell :(— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) May 18, 2017
Man, he was a huge vocal inspiration.— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) May 18, 2017
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
One of the greatest voices of all time. We're grateful to have toured with him on Project Revolution in '08. Rest in Legendary power pic.twitter.com/82d6o6MMhu— Atreyu (@atreyuofficial) May 18, 2017
Chris Cornell was such an inspiration. Really sad news.— Nick Holmes (@NickHolmesPL) May 18, 2017
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.— Perry Farrell (@perryfarrell) May 18, 2017
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
Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist... another blow…RIP— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) May 18, 2017