It was reported late Wednesday night after Soundgarden finished their set on their stop in Detroit, Chris Cornell was dead.
UPDATE: The AP is reporting that the medical examiner determines Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging in Detroit.
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Cornell’s representative said it was “sudden and unexpected”.
Soundgarden, who were in the middle of their Spring 2017 Tour, just played in Kansas City Monday Night (May 15) and were scheduled to play in St. Louis this coming Saturday (May 20)
Chris Cornell best known as the frontman for the legendary Seattle band Soundgarden, who broke out in the grunge movement during the early 90s. He also was part of the Seattle supergroup Temple Of The Dog, which included at the time future members of Pearl Jam & the album was dedicated to late frontman of Mother Love Bone Andrew Wood. Then from 2001-2007 he was part of the supergroup Audioslave, which was Cornell and the instrumentalists of Rage Against The Machine, which came to be via producer Rick Rubin. Cornell also released five solo albums throughout his career along with single songs that were themes for movies, most notably “You Know My Name” for the James Bond movie Casino Royale and most recently the song “The Promise” for the movie of the same name.
Soundgarden had been previously been revealing in recent interviews there were working on material to their follow up to King Animal, which came out in late 2013.
In light of Cornell’s death, the Soundgarden show scheduled for this weekend in St. Louis has been cancelled.
Cornell also appeared to be quite active on his social media accounts with his last tweet being:
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) May 18, 2017