Tributes pour in for rocker Chris Cornell

Tributes pour in for rocker Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell's rock peers have paid tribute to him following his sudden death. 

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The music industry is mourning the death of rocker Cornell, who passed away suddenly at the age of 52.

The Soundgarden and Audioslave vocalist died on Wednesday, with some reports suggesting he committed suicide. 

Chris' family is yet to release an official statement and are working with a medical examiner to determine how he died.

A representative for the rocker described his death as "sudden and unexpected" 

Hours before he was found dead, Chris, who was on tour with Soundgarden, tweeted about the band's sold out show in Detroit.

A few days earlier, Chris posted a sweet post to honour his wife Vicky on Mother's day.

Several celebrities, including Billy Idol and Dave Navarro, took to social media shortly after news of his death broke to pay tribute to the singer.

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