Tom Morello Penned A Touching Tribute To His Audioslave Bandmate Chris Cornell

The eulogies to the late grunge icon Chris Cornell continue to roll in. In the wake of his death — which investigators ruled a suicide — friends and fans alike have taken to the Internet to express their love for Cornell and their grief over his passing. Few were closer to Cornell than Tom Morello, who worked with the singer for years in the band Audioslave. The guitarist penned a heartfelt tribute to his fallen friend and posted it to Instagram.

“I love you, brother,” he wrote, alongside a picture of the pair. “Thank you for your friendship and your humor and your intellect and your singular and unmatched talent. It was a great honor to know you as a friend and as a band mate. I am devastated and deeply saddened that you are gone dear friend but your unbridled rock power, delicate haunting melodies and the memory of your smile are with us forever. Your beautiful voice and beautiful self will always be in my heart. God bless you and your family.”

Outside of his former bandmates, Cornell is also being eulogized by famous friends. Chester Bennington of Linkin Park posted a note to his Twitter saying that the late singer’s “talent was pure and unrivaled.”

It’s unlikely that the tributes will stop any time soon, given the size of the talent that was lost.