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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