- Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell Dead at 52
- American singer-songwriter, Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, Chris Cornell died at age of 52 on May 17.
Police received a 911 call at around 12 a.m. from a family friend. When the friend went to his hotel room, where he found Chris Cornell unresponsive laying on the bathroom floor.
His death is being investigated as a possible suicide.
He died shortly after playing a concert with Soundgarden in Detroit on Wednesday evening.
In a statement, Cornell's representative Brian Bumbery said his death was "sudden and unexpected".
It also said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.
Chris Cornell was best known as the lead vocalist, songwriter and guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog. Also he had worked as a solo artist since 1991.
He had released four studio albums the likes of "Euphoria Morning"(1999), "Carry On" (2007), "Scream" (2009) and "Higher Truth" (2015) as a solo artist, including 18 singles.
He received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his song "The Keeper" which appeared in the film "Machine Gun Preacher" in 2012.
His newest song "The Promise" was released on March 10, 2017. The song was taken from originala sound track "The Promise", which was directed by Terry George and starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale.
- He founded Soundgarden in 1984 and released six albums, "Ultramega OK" (1988), "Louder Than Love" (1989), "Badmotorfinger" (1991), "Superunknown" (1994). "Down on the Upside" (1996) and "King Animal" (2012).
The band won Best Metal Performance and Best Hard Rock Performance at Grammy Awards in 1995.
Temple of the Dog was formed in 1990, released a self-titled debut album.
Audioslave was formed in Los Angeles in 2001. The band released three studio albums such as "Audioslave" (2002), "Out of Exile" (2005) and "Revelations" (2006).
- source : Rolling Stone