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Tributes after rocker Chris Cornell dies at age 52

By Sherna Noah

Stars from the music world have paid tribute to rock singer Chris Cornell following his death at the age of 52.

Cornell, best known as the frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died on Wednesday night in Detroit, leaving his family devastated.

Sir Elton John, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and producer Nile Rodgers spoke of their shock following the star's death, just hours after Soundgarden played a gig in Detroit.

The tributes came as police said that Cornell's death is being investigated as a possible suicide. His body was found at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel.

Detroit police spokesman Michael Woody told Associated Press there were "basic things observed at the scene".

Sir Elton posted online: "Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Chris Cornell. A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man."

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