Monday, 29 May, 2017

Chris Cornell: Soundgarden and Audioslave rocker's life in pictures

Chris Cornell dead: Soundgarden, Audioslave frontman was 52 Chris Cornell Dead
Freda Brock | 19 May, 2017, 20:52

According to his representative, rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52.

Late in the day Thursday, Detroit police confirmed [that] Cornell committed suicide.

A Detroit police spokesman said officers were called to Cornell's hotel around midnight by a friend of the musician.

"When officers went to the room they found Chris Cornell laying in his bathroom, unresponsive and he had passed away". The body was transferred to the medical examiner's office and the cause of death will be determined.

A detailed account by a Soundgarden fan published in the Detroit Free Press, describes how Cornell looked weak and had difficulty singing the songs entirely.

Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs on stage during the 2014 Lollapalooza Brazil at Autodromo de Interlagos in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Soundgarden reunited in 2010 and last performed Wednesday night in Detroit. Bumbery also stated that Cornell's family will be working close with the medical examiner and requests privacy in this devastating period.

A concertgoer tells PEOPLE that Cornell was enthusiastic and energetic during his sound-out final performance Wednesday night.

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The band was on tour when Cornell died. Along with Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains, Soundgarden helped spur the grunge movement that captured a generation.

The band's fourth studio album Superunknown was as a critical and commercial success, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200.

The breakup wasn't anything unusual, Cornell told CNN in 2012. "I don't even know what to say", he said.

In 2001, he joined Audioslave which included former Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford. It would have been my first time seeing them.

As the charismatic frontman, Cornell was known for his raw and soulful voice.

Writing on Twitter, Jimmy said: "RIP Chris Cornell Incredibly Talented Incredibly Young Incredibly Missed". It's great to still be having new experiences with the same group of guys - because we invented a band together, and kind of co-invented a genre of music.

"Chris Cornell from Soundgarden died today". Thinking of his family tonight!

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