The reluctant rock star is dead at 52.

Music fans of a certain age will no doubt have certain feelings about Cornell’s death, which has been ruled as suicide by hanging. I shared my thoughts in a series of tweets.

I also paid tribute to Cornell with a short set of songs showcasing his otherworldly vocal talents.

And that’s all I can muster right now. So I’ll share some words from a friend of mine. “He was an incredible talent and brought much joy to many. We never know the pain people are carrying as they walk through the world. This is a good reminder to always be kinder than necessary, because everyone we meet is fighting some kind of battle.”