Chris Cornell, pioneer of grunge, singer of Bond theme, dies unexpectedly
Chris Cornell, lead singer of bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, pioneer of the grunge rock movement, has died at 52.music Updated: May 18, 2017 14:24 IST
Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52, according to his representative.
Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press.
Bumbery called the death “sudden and unexpected” and said his wife and family were shocked by it. The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.
Chris Cornell’s last tweet, hours before his death
As the lead singer for Seattle-based Soundgarden, Cornell helped architect the 90’s grunge rock movement. He was also a Grammy award-winning, Golden Globe nominated singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer and lyricist.
In addition, Cornell became involved in philanthropy and started the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation to support children facing challenges, including homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect.
On my deathbed I will pray— AmandaMoll (@Amanda_Moll) May 18, 2017
To the gods and the angels
Like a pagan to anyone
Who will take me to heaven.. RIP CHRIS CORNELL 😭 #chriscornell
I WILL WAIT FOR YOU THERE LIKE A STONE #chriscornell— Gabriel (@gabrielcvl_) May 18, 2017
Chris Cornell is dead. I'm 14 again and just found out Curt died. I'm dying. I wanted to c him this year. Can't. Waste. Time. #ChrisCornell— Dr. Von Nostren (@TKintheSFC) May 18, 2017
Looks like Eddie Vedder is the last man standing........ #ChrisCornell— Mozartian (@EelPieLtd) May 18, 2017
Oh, man. #ChrisCornell. No way. This is so sad and such a shock. What a talent.— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) May 18, 2017
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First Published: May 18, 2017 13:50 IST