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Chris Cornell: Audioslave and Soundgarden singer dies aged 52

19 May 2017

It's considered one of the best voices in the history of rock - not just in Seattle.

The sad news of Chris Cornell's death has shaken the musical industry and the fans of the genre.

Rest in peace, Chris Cornell!

(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File). FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, file photo, musician Chris Cornell speaks to the media as he arrives at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Neil Diamond in Los Angeles. According to his representative.

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Cornell was a physical rock singer all the way, dredging his best lyrics from the bottom of his being and blasting them out at the top of his lungs. The band released three albums in six years and also performed at a concert billed as Cuba's first outdoor rock concert by an American band, though some Cuban artists have disputed that claim.

Like most of Soundgarden's peers in the storied Seattle rock scene, the quartet was totally fluent in Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. "A full autopsy report has not yet been completed", the Medical Examiner's Office said in a statement after conducting an initial autopsy. A police spokesman told two Detroit newspapers that the singer was found with a band around his neck.

Fekadu reported from NY.

The band's Twitter account said it was due to play in Detroit last night. Woody repeated that police are investigating Cornell's death Wednesday night as a possible suicide, and that the investigation continues.

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Chris Cornell, the lead singer of USA rock band Soundgarden, has died suddenly aged 52. She expects some information to be released about the results later in the day.

Cornell formed Soundgarden in the mid-1980s with Hiro Yamamoto, Kim Thayil, and Matt Cameron. The Soundgarden frontman tragically passed away at the age of only 52, and now, his death has been ruled as a suicide by hanging.

Woody says Cornell died at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel.

The music world is paying tribute to Chris Cornell after his surprising death at 52. "They need to be kind of real and they need to have a beginning, middle and an end", Cornell said of songwriting in a 2015 interview with The Associated Press.

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The rocker's wife, Vicky Karayiannis Cornell, and the rest of the family, "were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing", publicist Brian Bumbery said.