Following a Wednesday night performance in Detroit, Chris Cornell—frontman for Soundgarden and Audioslave—was found dead in his hotel room. Medical examiners have determined the cause of death to be suicide by hanging, the Associated Press reports.
After news of his tragic death spread Thursday morning, fans posted videos of Cornell’s final concert online. Seattleites and musicians everywhere turned to Twitter to share their thoughts and condolences for the 52-year-old, who was an important figure from Seattle’s celebrated grunge era.
Those of us who grew up in&around Seattle are acutely aware that we've lost nearly an entire generation of local music heroes #chriscornell
— Carrie Brownstein (@Carrie_Rachel) May 18, 2017
We send our most heart felt and sincere love and comfort to our brothers and family and fans of Soundgarden.
— Tad Doyle (@TadDoyle_Tad) May 18, 2017
RIP Chris Cornell
Incredibly Missed. pic.twitter.com/pKNI4tKiXz
— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) May 18, 2017
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) May 18, 2017
— John Richards (@loserboy) May 18, 2017
We’re shocked and heartbroken at the news about Chris Cornell. Our thoughts are with his family and the Soundgarden team. pic.twitter.com/zX4Y5TdD4s
— Sub Pop Records (@subpop) May 18, 2017
Chris Cornell was a guiding light in the often stormy Seattle scene. He brought people together and kept them afloat. A family member gone.
— Matthew Trent (@TheMatthewTrent) May 18, 2017
— Jill Greco Bodnar (@VeloJill) May 18, 2017