Chris Cornell, Soundgarden And Audioslave Frontman, Dies At 52

News — May 18, 2017 at 5:48 am by

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Chris Cornell, one of the most recognizable voices of rock, has died at age 52.

AP Singer Chris Cornell, the lead vocalist for the bands Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog, died Wednesday night in Detroit, his representative said. He was 52. Brian Bumbery told the Associated Press in a statement that Cornell’s death was “sudden and unexpected” and said his wife and family was shocked. The statement added that the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.

Cornell was currently on tour with Soundgarden, and had just performed a show in Detroit, Wednesday night.

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One of the best voices in the business, with an endless catalog of hits.