Chris Cornell passed away unexpectedly at age 52
Chris Cornell, the lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died aged 52, according to his representative.
The death was called “sudden and unexpected” in the statement. A cause of death is currently unknown. Cornell’s family have asked for privacy while they work with a medical examiner to determine the cause.
He was reportedly performing with Soundgarden gig Wednesday night at Detroit’s Fox Theatre, part of the band’s North American headline tour.
Soundgarden | 5.17.17 pic.twitter.com/uBC6rSXWg6
— Fox Theatre Detroit (@FoxTheatreDet) May 18, 2017
Fellow musicians and fans have paid tribute to the rocker on social media praising his voice and offering condolences to the family.
SO SO stunned to hear about Chris Cornell! Such a terrible and sad loss! Thinking of his family tonight! RIP
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) May 18, 2017
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) May 18, 2017
RIP. So young. So sad 😞 pic.twitter.com/61JjmdVFDC
— Best Coast (@BestCoast) May 18, 2017
RIP Chris Cornellhttps://t.co/uXwYPsaFhW
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 18, 2017