Grunge legend Chris Cornell, the iconic frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave has sadly passed away today aged 52. His death on the night of Wednesday May 18 in Detroit, USA was “sudden and unexpected”, according to his representative Brian Bumbery. The shock of his passing is compounded by the fact he was scheduled to play at a major US festival Rock on the Range in Ohio this weekend.
Cornell was best known for his powerful and unique voice out the front of Soundgarden in the early nineties who achieved worldwide fame with hits Black Hole Sun and Spoonman. Cornell resurfaced in mainstream rock music years later in Audioslave, a collaboration with members of fellow nineties legends Rage Against the Machine.
Details about the cause of death are yet to be disclosed with Cornell’s wife Vicky and family stating they will be working closely with the medical examiner for more information.