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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Chris Cornell: Dead at 52



Chris Cornell, the unmistakable voice and frontman of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, died overnight in Detroit at the age of 52. He was discovered just past midnight at the MGM Grand Detroit, according to police.

The office of the Wayne County Medical Examiner on Thursday determined the cause of his death to be suicide by hanging, noting that a full autopsy has yet to be completed.

"His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause," Brian Bumbery, Cornell's representative, says in a statement. "They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time."

Cornell played a seminal role in the origins of grunge music, founding Soundgarden in 1984 with Kim Thayil and Hiro Yamamoto. Together with other Seattle natives Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains, the band — and Cornell's voice — would go on to define a sound that cherry-picked elements of punk and metal and distorted them into a distinctive brew all their own.

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

RIP Chris. No words. Just shock and sadness.

Anonymous said...

Could this day get any worse? Shit!

Rebel Without a Clue said...

No autopsy needed to determine the cause of death, the noose says it all. RIP.

Anonymous said...

He hung himself in the bathroom of his hotel room after a sold out concert according to the Drudge Report. Doesn't make sense.

Anonymous said...

Rebel they have to do autopsy to determined if there's any drugs or alcohol involved that impaired his decision.

Anonymous said...

Let's see. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana), Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) and now Chris from Soundgarden. Seattle has a big issue with self-inflicted death especially among its star population. Liberalism isn't clean wholesome living is it?

Shadow said...

Drugs at the root of it - whether depressed or not and people are falling over themselves to legalize pot- stupid

Anonymous said...

Terrible news to wake up to.

347-You forgot Hendrix and Wieland.

Having lived in Renton WA for a while, I could see how many people have substance abuse and mental health issues. Only seeing the sun a few times a month isn't going to be good for your health.

Anonymous said...

Sad day for sure, but as I said before, you will always pay the piper...

Anonymous said...

At least he's not a 27 club addition.You all need to look that one up and see just how many musicians were 27 when they died.

Anonymous said...

4:11 Cobain, Robert Johnson, Hendrix, Joplin. That's probably just scratching the surface

Anonymous said...

I think the real point here is we glorify people, musicians, athletes, actors etc.these people spend their lives chasing something they think will fulfill them and when they reach the Plato it ends up being a life of emptiness, usually completely isolated not being able to live a life with any sort of peace

Anonymous said...

It's sad when a man with millions of adoring fans feels like the loneliest man on the world.

Anonymous said...

One more reason to remove the depression stigma. People are embarrassed to get help. Look at Robin Williams. Depression is a disease just like cancer or diabetes- its chemistry.