Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell Has Died Aged 52
Chris Cornell, the lead singer with Soundgarden and Audioslave, has passed away aged 52.
In a statement to the Associated Press, Cornell’s representative, Brian Bumbery, said the vocalist had died on Wednesday in Detroit where Soundgarden were on tour.
Bumbery said Cornell’s death was “sudden and unexpected”.
The statement also said that Cornell’s family were in shock and had appealed for privacy.
Cornell was known as one of the best, most talented and most admired frontman’s of rock from the eighties onwards.
With Soundgarden he created two of the seminal albums of the 1990s Grunge era, Badmotorfinger (1991) and Superunknown (1994).
When Soundgarden split in 1997, Cornell embarked on a solo career.
May he rest in peace.