Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Chris Cornell, Lead Singer Of Soundgarden And AudioSlave, Dies At 52

Chris Cornell, Lead Singer Of Soundgarden And AudioSlave, Dies At 52

The musician, who was also a skilled songwriter, had tweeted a picture of the music venue shortly before the sold-out show, writing: "Finally back to Rock City!".

With authorities still looking into rocker Chris Cornell's cause of death, his wife Vicky spoke to TMZ and stressed that there were no signs her husband was thinking of killing himself, nor signs that he was depressed in any way.

Detroit police spokesman Dan Donakowski said that officers were called to Cornell's room around midnight by a friend of the musician and found Cornell "laying in his bathroom, unresponsive and he had passed away".

Cornell's publicist Brian Bumbery said earlier that the singer's death was 'sudden and unexpected'. The statement said the family have asked for privacy. He had an impressive voice with a four-octave range. Soundgarden's fame from the Grammy-winning album Superunknown back in 1994, with the hit song "Black Hole Sun".Were you a fan of Christ Cornell's bands? And although he reached stardom well before the advent of iTunes, he still managed to notch 8.8 million track sales and 300 million on-demand audio streams.

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Soundgarden formed in 1984 and began generating major attention on the music scene by the early 1990s.

Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden, has died. It would have been my first time seeing them.

Soundgarden's next album, Superunknown (1994) topped the United States chart and reached No 4 in the UK.

Ironically, Cornell sang a bit of Led Zeppelin's "In My Time of Dying" during the night's final song, "Slaves & Bulldozers".

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Temple of the Dog is best known for the hit song, "Hunger Strike", which featured Cornell and Vedder on vocals. "It was just time for a break", he said. They have been performing together ever since.

Today, Rolling Stone published an interview that was conducted with filmmaker Cameron Crowe weeks before Cornell died, in reference to Crowe's film Singles which was inspired by and heavily focuses on the grunge scene in Seattle that Cornell was a part of. (Cornell) also said, 'The next crowd won't live up to this one.

Meanwhile, Jason Aldean, who performed Just Gettin' Started with the late rocker at the 2014 CMT Artists of the Year special, adds, "I only got to work with Chris once, but he was a true rock star".

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