Celebrities React To Shocking News Of Chris Cornell’s Death

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Celebrity tributes continue to pour in Thursday after news broke of the death of Chris Cornell at the age of 52. Elton John, for one, called Cornell a “great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man.”

The lead singer of grunge bands Soundgarden and Audioslave was found unresponsive in the bathroom of the MGM Grand Hotel in Detroit on Wednesday. Police are investigating the death as an apparent suicide. (RELATED: Chris Cornell Dead At Age 52 After Apparent Suicide)

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12: Musician Chris Cornell performs at the Dallas Premiere of the Paramount Pictures film ’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ at the AT&T Dallas Cowboys Stadium on January 12, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

ARLINGTON, TX – JANUARY 12: Musician Chris Cornell performs at the Dallas Premiere of the Paramount Pictures film ’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’ at the AT&T Dallas Cowboys Stadium on January 12, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

“Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of @chriscornell. A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man,” Elton John tweeted.

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

“RIP Chris Cornell Incredibly Talented Incredibly Young Incredibly Missed,” Jimmy Page tweeted.

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter

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