Many took to social media to share their grief.
As word of Chris Cornell’s death spread on Thursday morning, fans and musicians reacted:
According to CNN, the final song Chris Cornell sang on stage Wednesday night was snippets of “In My Time of Dying,” a traditional gospel song recorded by Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin among others.
At 5 tonight, KEXP will host a moment of silence and memorial for Chris Cornell at Seattle Center. The station, 90.3 FM, is also featuring a playlist of Soundgarden today on KEXP.org.
KEXP DJ John Richards:
Music blogger and former music writer for the Seattle PI:
Eddie Trunk, former host of “That Metal Show” on VH1:
Fans react and respond to Cornell’s last tweet, posted just before Wednesday, May 18, show in Detroit:
A Memorial is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at Seattle Center.