May 182017

Chris Cornell, the legendary lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died Wednesday night of an “apparent suicide,” reports confirmed.  

The frontman was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor in his hotel room after a Soundgarden concert at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit, MI.

According to TMZ, Cornell’s wife allegedly called a family friend to check in on the singer. The friend forced his way into Cornell’s room and found him with a band around his neck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A rep for the singer issued the following statement shortly following his death:

“Chris Cornell passed away late Wednesday night in Detroit, MI. His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause. They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”

Ahead of the concert, the singer tweeted this photo of Detroit’s Fox Theater: 

Cornell, with his signature four octave vocal range, is considered a key figure in the Seattle grunge scene. He founded Soundgarden in 1984 alongside lead guitarist Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.The group found their biggest success with the 1994 album Superunknown, which included their hit “Black Hole Sun.”  

RIP Chris. 

Soundgarden and Audioslave Lead Singer Chris Cornell Has Died at 52
Source: Zimbio

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