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Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, Chris Cornell, dies at age 52

The music world was rocked by some tragic news on Wednesday night.

Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, Chris Cornell, was found dead in his Detroit hotel room.


The discovery came just hours after Cornell and the rest of Soundgarden had played a show at Fox Theatre in Detroit.

According to the Associated Press, Cornell’s death is being investigated as a possible suicide.

Cornell had been tweeting on Wednesday in the lead up to the show, including a picture of the venue with the caption “#Detroit finally back to Rock City!!!!”


The band was set to headline the festival Rock on the Range on Friday night in Columbus.

Best known for his voice, Cornell was born and raised in Seattle, which is where he formed Soundgarden in 1984.


Audioslave wasn’t born until 2001, when Cornell teamed up with three members of Rage Against the Machine for the new four-piece band.

Cornell also had numerous solo projects and soundtrack contributions throughout his music career.


In 1991 he formed the one-off tribute band, Temple of the Dog, as a tribute to his late friend Andrew Wood.

Cornell is survived by his wife and two daughters.


 
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