Soundgarden & Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell has died at age 52 Wednesday night while on tour in Detroit.

The AP reports:

Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press. Cornell had performed a Detroit concert with Soundgarden that night.

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. reports:

Cornell's wife called a family friend and asked him to check on the singer.  That friend forced open the hotel room door where Cornell was found dead in the bathroom with something around his neck.  Sources said it appears to be a suicide.   


This was his last Tweet before he went on stage at the Fox Theatre in Detroit with Soundgarden


Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cornell family at this time.

Check out a performance from Chris when he joined us at the AMP By Strathmore in 2015.


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