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Chris Cornell performing with Soundgarden at the Hard Rock Calling festival in London in 2012

Chris Cornell performing with Soundgarden at the Hard Rock Calling festival in London in 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20:  Musician Chris Cornell on stage performing at Teragram Ballroom during the Anti-Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Sean tSabhasaigh/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Musician Chris Cornell on stage performing at Teragram Ballroom during the Anti-Inaugural Ball on January 20, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean tSabhasaigh/WireImage)

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Chris Cornell performing with Soundgarden at the Hard Rock Calling festival in London in 2012

Red Hot Chilli Peppers musician Dave Navarro leads the tributes to Chris Cornell as news of the Soundgarden frontman's sudden death breaks.

Cornell, who was just 52, died on Wednesday night in Detroit but the cause of death is unknown and has been described as "sudden and unexpected".

He had played his last gig in Detroit just hours before his death and the venue, Fox Theatre, tweeted images of the band on stage.

As news broke of his death, fans and fellow rockers have taken to Twitter to express their shock and pay tribute to the star, who had achieved massive success with Soundgarden, Audioslave, and as a solo artist.

Navarro tweeted, "SO SO stunned to hear about Chris Cornell!  Such a terrible and sad loss! Thinking of his family tonight! RIP"

 

 

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