The lead singer, Chris Cornell, 52, of the American hard rock bands like Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at the age of 52.
In his statement to Associated Press, his representative Brian Bumbery said that “Cornell died on Wednesday night in Detroit”.
The singer’s family, relatives and fans are still in shock about his unexpected and sudden death.
However, the cause of Chris Cornell’s death is yet not revealed in Bumbrey’s statement, but he has said that family and friends will be managing the medical examiner of Cornell carefully to find out the cause of his death.
Just hours before his death, Chris Cornell had tweeted from Detroit about his sold out show in which he performed with his band, Soundgarden.
The entire rock music industry and followers are saddened which this sudden loss of a rockstar.
Let’s have a look at the insights of the story!
This is: Chris Cornell.
Chris Cornell was born in Seattle, Washington and was referred to as one of the chief artists of the grunge movement. He formed Soundgarden alongside Kim Thayil (guitarist) and Hiro Yamamoto (bassist) in 1984.
Fox Theatre in Detroit tweeted this picture.
Soundgarden | 5.17.17 pic.twitter.com/uBC6rSXWg6
— Fox Theatre Detroit (@FoxTheatreDet) 18 Μαΐου 2017
The singer was best known for fronting the two iconic bands and singing the song ‘You Know My Name,’ which was a theme song for the film James Bond: Casino Royale. Chris Cornell was due to perform at the US music festival ‘Rock the Range’ in Columbus.
Playing acoustically has tied my entire career together, said Cornell in his interview last year.
He added further that, “In some strange way, it’s made sense of my 30-odd years of songwriting, all the different bands and solo projects and everything in-between is all so varied and eclectic. I wanted to string all that together somehow in an acoustic show, and I think it’s the first time that it can all be in one show and make sense,” reported The Independent.
He has left behind some good work.
For instance, In 2012, Chris Cornell and his wife, Vicky, together created ‘The Chris & Vicky Cornell Foundation’ that moulds helpless children, based on their individual backgrounds in life.
Billy Idol tweeted this after he was informed about Chris Cornell’s sudden death.
Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist… another blow…RIP
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) 18 Μαΐου 2017
This is the last tweet from the singer which he tweeted from Detroit.
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) 18 Μαΐου 2017
Dave Navarro took to Twitter to share hs feelings.
SO SO stunned to hear about Chris Cornell! Such a terrible and sad loss! Thinking of his family tonight! RIP
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) 18 Μαΐου 2017
Chris Cornell is a big loss to the industry, his family, fans and Soundgarden band as well.
That’s all, folks!