Chris Cornell, the singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave has sadly passed away, aged 52
Brian Bumbery, the representative of Chris Cornell, has told Associated Press that Chris Cornell had sadly died on May 17th. Brian Bumbery said Chris’s death was “sudden and unexpected”, but there has been no official cause of death yet
Only a few hours before his sudden death, Chris had completed a 20 song set for Soundgarden at the city’s Fox Theatre venue. Brian Bumbery has asked that Chris Cornell’s family be given privacy during this difficult time for them. He also added that he will be “working closely” with the team of medical examiners to find out the cause of his death.
Chris Cornell is best known for being the frontman of Soundgarden between 1984 and 1997, and again when they reformed in 2010, running to the present day. In 1994 Soundgarden released the album ‘Superunknown’, which was probably their most successful – hitting Number One in the US and also selling nine million copies worldwide
SO SO stunned to hear about Chris Cornell! Such a terrible and sad loss! Thinking of his family tonight! RIP
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) May 18, 2017
In 2002, Chris became the front man of a new band, Audioslave. They made three albums between 2002 and 2006. He also released four solo albums. ‘Higher Truth’ was the latest solo album to be released, coming out in 2015.
In 2006 Chris’ ‘You Know My Name’ was used as the official soundtrack for the James Bond movie ‘Casino Royale’
Listen to You Know My Name by Chris Cornell below