Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, was found dead in a Detroit hotel room on Wednesday night. He was 52. Cornell had just performed a live Soundgarden show Wednesday night in Detroit at Fox Theatre. Sadly, the medical examiner has just ruled Cornell‘s death as suicide by hanging.
Cornell was one of the leaders in the Seattle grunge movement and came to national attention with Soundgarden’s superb 1994 release Superunknown, which contained the Grammy-winning singles “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman”.
Having arguably one of the most powerful voices in rock and roll, fans having been taking the news of his sudden death very hard.
RIP Chris Cornell
Incredibly Missed. pic.twitter.com/pKNI4tKiXz
— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) May 18, 2017
Very sad news about Chris Cornell today. A sad loss of a great talent to the world, his friends and family. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/BlgxE6cJLH
— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) May 18, 2017
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) May 18, 2017
STUNNED to hear the death of Chris Cornell. Music's loss. Greater still, his family has lost a father&husband. RIP. https://t.co/5NGC2YCcz1
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) May 18, 2017
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) May 18, 2017
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) May 18, 2017
— Glenn Hughes (@glenn_hughes) May 18, 2017