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Chris Cornell, the lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, dead at 52

According to his representative, rocker Chris Cornell (b. July 20, 1964, d. May 18, 2017) who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52.
Representative: Rocker Chris Cornell has died at age 52 - ABC News

In a statement to The Associated Press, Brian Bumbery says Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit. Bumbery called the death "sudden and unexpected" and said his wife and family were shocked by it. The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.

With his powerful, nearly four-octave vocal range, Cornell was one of the leading voices of the 1990s grunge movement with Soundgarden, which emerged as one of the biggest bands out of Seattle's emerging music scene, joining the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains. Formed in 1984 by Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil and bassist Hiro Yamamoto, Soundgarden's third studio album, "Badmotorfinger," in 1991 spawned enormously popular singles "Jesus Christ Pose," ''Rusty Cage" and "Outshined" that received regular play on alternative rock radio stations.

Cornell also collaborated with members of what would become Pearl Jam to form Temple of the Dog, which produced a self-titled album in 1991 in tribute to friend Andrew Wood, former frontman for Mother Love Bone. Three years later, Soundgarden broke through on mainstream radio with the album "Superunknown," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Record in 1995. It included hit singles "Spoonman," ''Fell on Black Days," ''Black Hole Sun," ''My Wave" and "The Day I Tried to Live."

Soundgarden disbanded in 1997 due to tensions in the band, and Cornell pursued a solo career. In 2001, he joined Audioslave, a supergroup that included former Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford. The band released three albums in six years and also performed at a concert billed as Cuba's first outdoor rock concert by an American band, though some Cuban artists have disputed that claim. Audioslave disbanded in 2007, but Cornell and Soundgarden reunited in 2012 and released the band's sixth studio album, "King Animal" in 2012.

In addition to his music, Cornell also became involved in philanthropy and started the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation to support children facing challenges, including homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect..

Chris Cornell dead: Soundgarden and Audioslave singer dies aged 52 | The Independent

Chris Cornell was in the middle of a US tour with Soundgarden, and the grunge band were due to play in Columbus, Ohio on Friday. Just hours before his death was announced, Chris had tweeted his excitement of playing the Fox Theatre in Detroit on Wednesday night, sharing a picture on the social networking site.





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Soundgarden was never my fav grunge band, but Spoonman is a brill song. so sad to hear this
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He wasn't that old, this is a shock. "Black hole sun" was my favourite Soundgarden song.
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No,no,no,no,no!


Soundgarden and Audioslave were among my fav bands

What a voice

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@Frode. I know you're a big fan...

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I'm absolutely gutted. I've had the pleasure of seeing Soundgarden live a few times including watching them perform Superunknown back in 2014. He will be missed
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So sad. He was an amazing singer.

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Very sad news. RIP




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Sad, surprising news this was, what a great singer. Rest in peace Chris Cornell. My prayers & condolences to his family.
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Just performed in Detroit last night. May have been a suicide, not clear. Why...

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Just performed in Detroit last night. May have been a suicide, not clear. Why...

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Again, why?? I don't get it. He'd just performed... The first thing I saw that mentioned "a device around his neck" made me think of autoerotic asphyxiation because suicide just doesn't seem possible. But who knows. Very sad day.

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Wasn't a fan, but that's way too young, RIP.

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