The common thread throughout all the posts was the "shock" that the music community now feels after losing the Soundgarden and Audioslave singer.
"Very sad news about Chris Cornell today. A sad loss of a great talent to the world, his friends and family. Rest In Peace," Joe Perry tweeted with a picture of himself and Cornell.
Elton John posted just a picture of Cornell with the caption, "Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of @chriscornell. A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man."
Here's how others are paying homage:
Chris Cornell. Damn. Was legit just playing "Outshined" yesterday. Such a loss.— St. Vincent (@st_vincent) May 18, 2017
I AM SO SADDENED BY CHRIS CORNELL PASSING. @soundgarden— GAVIN ROSSDALE (@GavinRossdale) May 18, 2017
TOTAL SHOCK.GREAT MAN.GREAT BAND.GREAT LOSS. LOVE TO EVERYONE IN HIS WORLD. XXX
SO SO stunned to hear about Chris Cornell! Such a terrible and sad loss! Thinking of his family tonight! RIP— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) May 18, 2017
Chris Cornell thank you for everything, you will truly be missed ??— Jack Fowler (@JackSWS) May 18, 2017
RIP Chris Cornell. This news is absolutely devastating.— Aaron Pauley (@aaronpauley) May 18, 2017
A shining voice in music has left us in the midnight. He was a complex and gentle soul #ChrisCornell has flown into the black hole sun.— Perry Farrell (@perryfarrell) May 18, 2017
What a voice. So sad to hear about @chriscornell R.I.P. Mr. Audio. ??????— KAYA (@KayaJones) May 18, 2017
Chris Cornell was a gentleman and a true artist. Barbara, Michael and the entire Bond family mourn this tragic loss. pic.twitter.com/lLhz87LPyG— James Bond (@007) May 18, 2017