Chris Cornell dies at 52: Music world reacts to his death

"Shocked and saddened" was what many wrote.

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: