Chris Cornell: Audioslave and Soundgarden singer dies aged 52-In a statement Cornells 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. Cornell died shortly after playing a concert with Soundgarden in Detroit on Wednesday evening. Media captionChris Cornell lead singer of Soundgarden chats to Shaun Keaveny. The show was part of a wider tour and the group had a number of live dates scheduled for later this month.
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page led tributes to Cornell on Twitter writing: RIP Chris Cornell. Incredibly talented incredibly young incredibly missed..
captionCornell was the lead singer of both Soundgarden and Audioslave. BBC Musics Matt Everitt said he was taken aback by Cornells death.
This is a hell of a shock hed been gigging frequently despite having a life that was quite extreme and he was certainly in extremely good health performing concerts and seemingly pretty much at the top of his game said Everitt.
Cornell was born on July . As a solo artist he released four studio albums – most recently s Higher Truth.
His biggest single in the UK was s You Know My Name which was the theme song to Casino Royale which starred Daniel Craig.