Chris Cornell Dead At 52
Chris Cornell died at 52. In this picture he is shown attending the premiere of Open Road Films’ “The Promise” at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California – Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America.
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has died at the age of 52. The rocker, who also led the band Audioslave, passed away in Detroit, Michigan on Wednesday night, his representative Brian Bumbery told the Associated Press.
Bumbery’s said the musician’s death had been “sudden and unexpected”, and that Cornell’s wife Vicky Karayiannis and his family were shocked by news of his death.
The Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and his bands were key figures in the grunge rock movement of the 1990s and became MTV staples with their iconic video for Black Hole Sun. Chris then when onto further success with the supergroup Audioslave and even had a solo hit writing the Bond theme for Casino Royale.
He was in the middle of a tour with Soundgarden when it happened. His cause of death is currently unknown, and his representative said the singer’s family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine how he died.