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The Mariners, Tigers and several players paid their respects to Chris Cornell with heartfelt tributes

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Legendary Soundgarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell passed away at the age of 52 on Wednesday in Detroit. So, before the Tigers played the Orioles for a Thursday matinee, the Tigers' press notes featured a small tribute: The headings were Cornell songs. 

"Black Hole Sun" was used to describe the Tigers' record in day games, "My Wave" for multi-home run games this season (and not number of waves led by fans) and "Like a Stone" was used for today's rubber game. 

It was a touching tribute to the singer from a team staff member who is clearly a big fan. 

The Mariners held a moment of silence before their game against the White Sox in honor of the Seattle-born Cornell: 

And plenty of Cornell's songs were heard at Safeco Field all night long:

A's third baseman Trevor Plouffe, struck by the news, paid homage to Cornell by using "Black Hole Sun" as his walk-up music for Thursday's game with the Red Sox, too:

Oakland reliever John Axford also shared a personal reflection: 

(h/t Detroit Sports Nation

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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