Soundgarden and Audioslave rocker Chris Cornell takes his own, aged 52

Jay Anderson
May 19, 2017

The music world is in shock at the death of Cornell at 52.

Besides being the lead vocalist for Soundgarden, Chris Cornell added his unique sound to a one-shot album tribute to a good friend. According to his representative. In 1984, he formed the band Soundgarden, which was influential in the 1990s grunge movement. The talented Wood struggled with heroin and cocaine addictions, and eventually died at the age of 24.

In addition to Soundgarden, Pointfest was to feature Stone Sour, Pierce the Veil, Greek Fire and other bands.

Rock on the Range will be held May 19-21 in Columbus, Ohio. Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Moreno told ABC News that t.

Cornell and Aldean performed "Just Gettin' Started" together from Aldean's Old Boots, New Dirt at the 2014 CMT Artists of the Year concert special.

Cornell also released solo albums, and Nielsen Music said as a band member and solo act, the singer sold nearly 15 million albums and 8.8 million digital songs in the U.S.

"It is being investigated as a possible suicide". An autopsy is being conducted Thursday and some information from it is expected to be released later in the day, Wayne County spokeswoman Lisa Croff said.

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dies at age 52 in Detroit
That same year, Cornell and Soundgarden collaborated with eventual members of Pearl Jam to form the supergroup Temple of the Dog. In interviews , Cornell discussed his past struggles with alcohol and the impact of his friends' deaths from substance abuse.

Cornell was 52 years old.

Cornell was on tour and performed Wednesday night in Detroit with Soundgarden.

Meanwhile, Pointfest, the St. Louis festival the band was scheduled to headline Saturday night, announced that "with deep regret, due to the sudden passing of Chris Cornell of Soundgarden overnight, Pointfest on Saturday is canceled. Police made the location with EMS, and he was pronounced dead at the scene".

Woody says Cornell died at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel.

A family friend who spoke with her on Thursday morning told Vicky had chatted with her husband during soundcheck before he took the stage in Detroit, Michigan and after Wednesday night's show, and she insisted her husband was in no way suicidal. Cornell was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cornell had been touring with Soundgarden at the time of his death. The body was transferred to the medical examiner's office and the cause of death will be determined.

Cornell's publicist Brian Bumbery said his death was "sudden and unexpected". The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and have asked for privacy.

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