Chris Cornell, former vocalist for Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died aged 52

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Chris Cornell has died at 52

Chris Cornell has suddenly died at the age of 52, according to his representative Brian Bumbery. The Associated Press received a statement from Cornell’s representative a few hours ago, detailing that the vocalist had suddenly passed away in Detroit on Wednesday evening.

According to the statement, the sudden passing has shocked the entirety of Cornell’s family. No details about the death are yet known, and the family has asked for privacy as medical examiners attempt to determine the cause of death.

Chris Cornell is famous for his vocal performances spanning decades. One of the founders of Soundgarden, Cornell would go on to voice classic numbers such as Black Hole Sun and Call me a Dog. He eventually moved over to Audioslave – joining the remaining members of Rage Against the Machine. He later went solo, producing two albums, one of which was with Timberland. He also wrote and performed the theme song to Casino Royale, the first of Daniel Craig’s James Bond films.

If you’ll excuse me, I’ll be crying into a pillow listening to Cochise fro the rest of the day.

Last Updated: May 18, 2017

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Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff's a bastard.

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    I was just starting to get excited about a possible Audioslave reunion 🙁

  • Jac7

    Ah no man. This day has officially turned into a Monday. Saddest news :'(

  • Original Heretic

    This man had an amazing singing voice. He made great music, in band and solo.
    farewell to another of the greats.

  • Skyblue

    Temple of the Dog was a band formed to honour the lead singer of Mother Love Bone when he passed away shortly before their debut album was to be released. The remaining members joined up for a tribute album with Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder and later went on to form Pearl Jam while Chris returned to Soundgarden. There was not a song called TotD that I am aware of.

    This is tragic news as Chris had one of the most powerful and soulful voices in music and I have been an ardent fan since the early 90’s. I had the immense pleasure of watching him perform live in 2008 where he performed many Soundgarden and Audioslave classics.

    RIP, your music will live on

    • Alessandro Barbosa

      I was recalling a cover Chris did of Call me a Dog and twisted the two. Which, coincidentally, was originally recorded by Temple of the Dog (both written and performed by Chris too) XD Corrected, and thanks!

      • Skyblue

        No worries. Just a tender spot for me. I’ve been a huge fan of his for over 25yrs. Heartbroken actually.

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  • Francois Knoetze

    NOOOOOOOOO!! Dammit! I love Chris’ music and grew up with Audioslave

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