Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dies

Ruben Ruiz
May 19, 2017

The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.

Detroit police spokesperson Michael Woody released details of Cornell's death, telling Billboard, "When the units arrived they were met by a gentleman who indicated that Chris Cornell had been found in his room". Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Moreno told ABC News that t. An autopsy is being conducted Thursday and some information from it is expected to be released later in the day, Wayne County spokeswoman Lisa Croff said. He was widely respected in the music industry: He reached success in every band lineup he was part of it, his voice was memorable and powerful, and he was a skilled songwriter, even collaborating on a number of film soundtracks, including the James Bond theme song for 2006's "Casino Royale" and "The Keeper" from the film "Machine Gun Preacher", which earned Cornell a Golden Globe nomination.

The death was first confirmed by Cornell's representative Brian Bumbery, who said in a statement to the AP, it was "sudden and unexpected" and that his wife and family were shocked.

"It was the most hard period of my life", he told the paper. "There was about two years where I was more or less agoraphobic and didn't deal with anybody, didn't talk to anybody, didn't have any friends at all".

On Audioslave's "Show Me How to Live", Cornell channeled his inner Robert Plant while imbuing the rocker with a growl all his own, growing to a tightly controlled scream that conveyed urgent desperation to the final, chilling cry.

Cornell helped form Temple Of The Dog in 1990 along with members of Seattle-based Pearl Jam.

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Cornell formed Soundgarden in the mid-1980s with Hiro Yamamoto, Kim Thayil, and Matt Cameron.

At the moment, there is no official word on Chris Cornell's cause of death.

The group's defining moment was a 2005 concert in Cuba, which at the time was billed as the country's first outdoor rock concert by an American band. Nirvana's Kurt Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home in 1994; his death was ruled a suicide. "I know that his whole world revolved around his wife and children, and he was just such a dedicated father, but also very much the type of person who took such joy and pride in his children".

Cornell gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave.

KEXP will have a tribute and moment of silence for Cornell outside its studios at 5 p.m. Thursday. Following the band's breakup, Cornell established himself as a solo artist and fronted the 2000s supergroup Audioslave.

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