Chris Cornell Dies at 52
18 May 2017 Music News
The frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, Chris Cornell has died at the age of 52.
The singer’s representative Brian Bumbery stated Cornell died in Detroit while on tour on Wednesday night. The vocalist himself tweeted only yesterday saying “#Detroit finally back to Rock City!!!!“.
Bumbery also reported that Cornell’s death was “sudden and unexpected” and that his family were in shock. The family are working with the medical examiner to ascertain the cause of death and have requested privacy.
Cornell formed Soundgarden in 1984 and after six successful albums the band were working on their next record with an expected release later this year.
Soundgarden wasn’t Cornell’s only claim to fame, he collaborated on many rock projects over the years. In 1991, he, along with future Pearl Jam members Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Mike McCready and Stone Gossard formed Temple Of The Dog. They released one album as a tribute to friend and late Mother Love Bone vocalist Andrew Wood.
As much as he enjoyed the collaborative side of the industry, Cornell also found success in a solo career. He released four studio albums, the last of which, Higher Truth was released in 2015.
It wasn’t all about the music for Cornell though, as in 2012 alongside his wife Vicky the singer set up a foundation for vulnerable children facing poverty and homelessness.
Many tributes to the rock performer have been posted online and it is clear to see Cornell will be missed