Soundgarden‘s Chris Cornell was found dead in his hotel room after a performance in Detroit the same evening. It is not the first time that grunge rock fans had to deal with the death of an eminent presence in the genre.
Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots was found dead on his tour bus in December 2015 after dying from an overdose. Go back even further and Alice in Chains singer Layne Staley rather sadly suffered a similar fate in 2002. And of course, Nirvana‘s Kurt Cobain who committed suicide in April 1994.
Newsweek perhaps some up the sentiment on social media best with it’s headline; After Chris Cornell‘s death, Eddie Vedder is grunge’s last great frontman standing.
Unsurprisingly, social media (as well as other websites), have come to the same realisation. With a number of people on social media calling on Eddie Vedder to take care of himself or to just outright protect him!
Eddie Vedder was last seen performing with U2 and Mumford & Sons in Seattle for a performance of a song from Joshua Tree, titled… Mothers of the Disappeared.
Kurt Cobain – DEAD
Layne Staley – DEAD
Scott Weiland – DEAD
Chris Cornell – DEAD
For the love of God… Protect Eddie Vedder!
— LiveAidWizard (@liveaidwizard) May 18, 2017
Cobain, Staley, Weiland, Cornell… If my name's Eddie Vedder I'm freakin' out about now. Take care of yourself, dude.
— Aaron Giles (@aaronsgiles) May 18, 2017
Bubblewrap Eddie Vedder immediately
— opie radio (@OpieRadio) May 18, 2017
Kurt Cobain – suicide
Layne Staley – overdose
Scott Weiland – overdose
Chris Cornell – suicide (possible)
Eddie Vedder – "I'm still alive"
— Jonny 5 (@jharky3) May 18, 2017
Kurt Cobain. Layne Staley. Scott Weiland. Chris Cornell.
I hope Eddie Vedder is taking care of himself and is in good health.
— ///Sir Bradley\ (@tropicalmongrel) May 18, 2017
@belichickyrself IKR? It's my favorite. I can't believe we've lost Kurt Cobain AND Chris Cornell. Someone please put Eddie Vedder in a safety bubble quick!
— jenipher❤⚾❤ (@JMFTrepanier) May 18, 2017