Fans and friends alike have taken to social media to pay tribute to Soundgarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell after the frontman passed away overnight.

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The 52-year-old was found in a MGM Grand Detroit hotel room on Wednesday night (US time), shortly after Soundgarden performed at the city's Fox Theatre, with authorities since ruling Chris' death as suicide.

Chris was found dead in a hotel room on Wednesday. Source: Getty

Footage of Soundgarden's final show has since appeared online, with Chris closing the show with the band's song "Slaves and Bulldozers", but altering the lyrics to include lines from Led Zeppelin's "In My Time of Dying" according to footage uploaded by fans.

While this wasn't the first time Chris has sung the medley, there were also no apparent signs of the singer being suicidal, with the band's tour set to go to Columbus, Ohio for a gig on Friday.

Chris' wife Vicky Karayiannis Cornell released a statement following news of her husband's death, saying she and the rest of the family "were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing" while also thanking fans for "their continuous love and loyalty."

The Soundgarden singer had performed with the band earlier in the night. Source: Getty
Chris and wife Vicky with their children. Source: Getty

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In what would be his final tweet, Chris shared a photo before the Detroit show to the social media platform, seemingly excited about the concert and writing, "#Detroit finally back to Rock City!!!! @soundgarden."

Meanwhile Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro, Bush's Gavin Rossdale, Billy Idol, Jimmy Page and Joe Perry have all taken to social media to mourn the loss of their friend.

"SO SO stunned to hear about Chris Cornell! Such a terrible and sad loss! Thinking of his family tonight! RIP," Dave tweeted, while Led Zeppelin founder Page wrote, "RIP Chris Cornell. Incredibly Talented. Incredibly Young. Incredibly Missed" alongside a photo of Chris performing.

If you are concerned about the mental health of yourself or a loved one, seek support and information by calling Lifeline 13 11 14, Mensline 1300 789 978, or Kids Helpline 1800 551 800

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