Written by Jack Andrew Cribb
Rock singer Chris Cornell, known for his time as the lead singer for bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at the age of 52.
His death happened while on tour, on Wednesday night in Detroit. The death has been called “sudden and unexpected” by Cornell’s representatives. A statement realised said Cornell’s family would be working closely with medical examiners in order to determine a cause of death, and also asked for privacy at this trying time.
Cornell was one of the leading voices in the 90’s Grunge movement, known for his powerful and gruff vocal delivery, that cemented Soundgarden and Audioslave fame with albums such as Superunknown, Badmotorfinger, and Audioslave, and also his own successful solo career, that included numerous albums and recording the main theme for the Bond film, Casino Royale.
Alongside his musical career, Cornell was a philanthropist, creating the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, which supports children facing challenges such as poverty, abuse, neglect, and homelessness.
His death has been felt all over the musical world, and he will be sorely missed.