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Reaction to the death of rocker Chris Cornell

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/18/2017 By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Some reaction to the death of rocker Chris Cornell at age 52:

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"Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of @chriscornell. A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man." — Elton John, via Twitter

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"RIP Chris Cornell. Incredibly Talented. Incredibly Young. Incredibly Missed" — Jimmy Page, via Twitter

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"I AM SO SADDENED BY CHRIS CORNELL PASSING. @soundgarden TOTAL SHOCK.GREAT MAN.GREAT BAND.GREAT LOSS. LOVE TO EVERYONE IN HIS WORLD. XXX" — Bush rocker Gavin Rossdale, via Twitter

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"Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist... another blow.RIP" — rocker Billy Idol, via Twitter

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"A shining voice in music has left us in the midnight. He was a complex and gentle soul (hashtag)ChrisCornell has flown into the black hole sun." — former Jane's Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza creator Perry Farrell, via Twitter

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"Chris Cornell's lyrics + voice have loomed large for me since '94. "Fell on Black Days" now playing in tribute. Damn. May he rest in peace." — director Ava DuVernay, via Twitter

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"Chris Cornell was a genius. Too much talent in one man. I have countless memories listening to his music growing up. Devastating. RIP" — actor Chris Evans, via Twitter

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"RIP Chris Cornell. My favorite rock voice of all time & a really cool guy. Thanks for all of the incredible music." — actor Joe Manganiello, via Twitter

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"RIP Chris Cornell. Man was a beast. An architect." — hip hop's Talib Kweli Greene, via Twitter

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"STUNNED to hear the death of Chris Cornell. Music's loss. Greater still, his family has lost a father&husband. RIP." — Paul Stanley of Kiss, via Twitter

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"Chris' dynamic stage presence and impressive vocal range made him a true rock-and-roll icon." — The Recording Academy, in a statement.

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