Soundgarden lead singer dies

May 18th, 2017 | by Annie
Soundgarden lead singer dies

Chris Cornell the lead singer for Soundgarden since 1984 has passed away in his Detroit, Illinois hotel room at the age of 52, according to his representative. Police are investigating his death as a possible suicide.

Mr. Cornell later formed Audioslave after the breakup with Soundgarden in 1997 which was another extremely successful band for the singer but had since reunited with Soundgarden whom he was touring with at the time of his death.

The Detroit Police Department said that Mr. Cornell was found at 12:05 a.m. at the MGM Grand Detroit. No cause of death was given pending a medical examiner’s report.

Cornell’s death was first confirmed by his representative Brian Bumbery, who said it was “sudden and unexpected.”

“Chris Cornell passed away late last 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,” Bumbery of BB Gun Press said in a statement. “They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”

Soundgarden was formed in 1984 by Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil and bassist Hiro Yamamoto whom went on to become one of the biggest bands of the 1990’s grunge movement.

Some of the hit songs under vocalist Chris Cornell included Black Hole Sun, Fell on Black Eyes and Spoonman. The band recorded as recent as 2015 and was recently discussing a possible album for 2016. Cornell has sold more than 30 million records as a part of Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, according to his website.

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