The internet was shocked and saddened by the death of Chris Cornell last week, but it became apparent during the 2017 Billboard Music Awards that his legacy would live on for eternity.
Dan Reynolds from Imagine Dragons took to the stage at the lavish awards ceremony to pay his respects to the musician.
"Although tonight is a time to celebrate the music and artists of the past year, it's also a time to remember someone we lost this week. Soundgarden and Audioslave's Chris Cornell was a true innovator, a musical architect and a pioneer on the cutting edge of the Seattle grunge movement," Dan shared.
"He was a prolific songwriter, a legendary performer, a singer who had a voice for the ages and a philanthropic whose Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation helped so many children around the world."
He continued, "Even though Chris is gone, his legacy endures. We send our respects as well as our love to Chris' family at this time."
Dan even went as far as asking the audience to join him for a moment of silence to celebrate the life. The speech and subsequent moment of silence showed just how much of an effect Chris had on everyone in the music industry.
Chris was found dead in his hotel room last Thursday following a concert. His death has been ruled a suicide.
Have a look at the full video below of Dan chatting about Chris and the moment of silence.