Sad news to report that Chris Cornell, frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave has been found dead.
Cornell's representative Brian Bumbery has confirmed the death and according to WXYZ, Cornell was found dead in which appears to be a suicide after Soundgarden's Detroit show at The Fox Theatre.
Cornell's wife called to have someone check on his well-being and had to force the door in, and he was found on the bathroom floor in a hotel room at the MGM Grand Casino.
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) May 18, 2017
With the toll of grunge rockers adding another to their list, Cornell's family is requesting privacy during this time. Chris is quoted in CNN from a Rolling Stone interview on Substance Abuse and Alcohol abuse, saying that "I've lost a lot of young, brilliant friends, people that I thought were very inspired... They're all young and these guys all had limitless potential in their lives in front of them." It is unclear at this time if Cornell's death is a result of substance abuse.
Soundgarden gained their fame in the early 90's and reigned until 1997, in which they disbanded, and then reunited and continued to play in 2010. During and in the midst of this hiatus, Cornell was a part of supergroup Audioslave, which lasted from 2001 to 2007. He also was a part of another supergroup with members of Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, which existed for many years before going on tour this past fall/winter, marking the 25-year release of their album.
NPR notes that Superunknown was the album that brought Soundgarden to the mainstream, and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Record in 1995.
The range and unique sound of Cornell's voice was one of the most favored in Rock History, especially with grunge, Active and Alternative Rock music. On top of all his work between the two bands, Cornell also released many solo albums.
An outpour of mourning has begun as this morning's news travels between reports, and tweets from rockers like Dave Navarro and the official Rage Against The Machine Twitter account. We're sure to see many more as we mourn the star, and reopen the wounds of other recent rockers lost.
We will keep you updated as information comes in on this tragic event.
RIP Chris Cornell.
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