Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is trending on Twitter, but don’t worry, he’s still alive — and his fans are rallying to keep him that way.
In wake of the sudden death of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, who was found dead in his Detroit hotel room Wednesday night after what will now be engraved in history as his final show, people who enjoyed the early ’90s era of rock ‘n’ roll are calling to “protect” Vedder, the last remaining mainstream grunge icon.
Other losses to the genre over the years have included Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, Alice in Chains lead vocalist Layne Staley and, more recently, Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland. Andy Wood, considered one of the founding fathers of the Seattle grunge scene that birthed all of these bands, died in 1990 from a heroin overdose.
Take a look at some of the concern for Vedder that flooded Twitter Thursday morning below.
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
Andy Wood: dead
Kurt Cobain: dead
Layne Staley: dead
Scott Weiland: dead
Chris Cornell: dead
Eddie Vedder: BETTER BE STILL ALIVE AND WELL
— martyna (@seaofdeceit) May 18, 2017
The voices I grew up with:
…only Eddie Vedder is left. Let that sink in. pic.twitter.com/y53klGBfri
— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) May 18, 2017
We need to find Eddie Vedder and keep him safe 😣
— Nirvana Zhané (@NirvanaZhane) May 18, 2017
Protect Eddie Vedder at all costs, please!
— Aline Santos (@ak2s) May 18, 2017
I was scared when I saw Eddie Vedder trending. Phew.
— Doug Craigmile (@dogmile71) May 18, 2017
— Angela Lancaster (@sweep20) May 18, 2017
#RIPChrisCornell Thought 2: Chris, Layne and Kurt are gone. Eddie Vedder is, entirely too soon, the last iconic voice of the Seattle scene.
— Shawn Francis (@TheOffsideRules) May 18, 2017
After Chris Cornell’s passing today, all we have left of the Grunge Era is Pearl Jam. Eddie Vedder must be protected at any cost. pic.twitter.com/M4KcpIHaSr
— drizzle (@DrewtimusPrime) May 18, 2017
— EastFiftySecond (@EastFiftySecond) May 18, 2017
When Chris Cornell dies and suddenly Eddie Vedder starts trending and you’re like “NO!!!!!!”. pic.twitter.com/LuNbqg8s8n
— Jay Struan (@JayStruan) May 18, 2017
First Cobain, then Weiland, now Chris Cornell, I guess someone up there doesn’t like grunge. Can we protect Eddie Vedder please?
— daniel (@dnjmsprry) May 18, 2017
Gen X: “Our music icons are dying! Eddie Vedder is all we have left!”
Millennials: “Is he the Foo Fighter or the Weezer?”
— Dan Bergstein (@Dan_Bergstein) May 18, 2017
I think it’s best we put Eddie Vedder under 24 hour surveillance.
— eleftheriaaag (@leftygal1) May 18, 2017
Fascinating how every single one of us immediately thought of Eddie Vedder when we read today’s news.
— Melissa (@melissa_wc) May 18, 2017
Dear God, I know I can be a jerk sometimes, and I don’t go to church often, but please, protect my loved ones, specially Eddie Vedder. pic.twitter.com/E8kuwozhJa
— PhilipSalazarFajardo (@Pipecito2112) May 18, 2017