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Chris Cornell dies aged 52: stars react to untimely passing of legendary singer

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Chris Cornell, 1964-2017: no-one sings like you any more

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Why the Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman was one of the all-time greats

The music world and beyond is still adjusting to the news that Chris Cornell has passed away at the age of 52 (opens in new tab).

Fans the world over have taken to social media to express their condolences and pay respect to one of the finest voices in rock music.

Soundgarden were in the middle of a US tour, and played Detroit's Fox Theatre on the night of Cornell's death. The band were due to play six more dates, including Columbus's Rock On The Range festival on Friday, before resuming work on a new album.

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Simon Arblaster
Simon Arblaster

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.