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Jimmy Page and Other Rockers React to Chris Cornell's Death

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Music figures everywhere—from legends to up-and-coming rockers—are mourning the sudden and shocking loss of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell, who died early this morning (May 18) at age 52, not long after performing with Soundgarden in Detroit.

Below, you can get a taste of the tributes that have been flooding social media all morning. We'll be updating this story throughout the day.

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Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.