— RIP

Soundgarden's Chris Cornell passed away, and fans are paying their respects

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Music fans suffered an incredible loss this morning, when it was reported that Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell passed away. The singer was only 52.

Cornell was found unresponsive at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel after playing a show last night. According to his representative Brian Bumbery, the death was “sudden and unexpected.” Bumbery also said that Cornell’s family would be working with a medical examiner to find out more about his sudden death.

As a musician, Cornell was a big figure in the grunge scene. Coming out of Seattle, his band Soundgarden hit it big with songs like “Black Hole Sun,” which was all over the radio in the early ’90s.

A few celebrities, as well as fellow musicians and bands, are already paying their respects through Twitter.

Here are just a few of the beautiful words that have been said so far.

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