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Chris Cornell Dead - Soundgarden Frontman Passes Away in Possible Suicide at 52

Chris Cornell Dead - Soundgarden Frontman Passes Away in Possible Suicide at 52

Grammy winner Chris Cornell passed away at the age of 52 on Wednesday (May 17), just a few hours after performing at a show in Detroit in what is being called a possible suicide.

“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,” a statement from the Soundgarden’s representative said (via CNN). “They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”

Police told the AP that the death is being investigated as a suicide “basic things observed at the scene.” Chris‘ wife apparently called a friend to ask him to check on Chris. The friend found him on the bathroom floor of his hotel room.

Chris, who also performed with the band Audioslave, and his band were performing a sold out show at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan earlier that evening. He is survived by his wife Vicky and his three kids.

Our thoughts are with Chris‘ loved ones during this time.

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Posted to: Chris Cornell, RIP

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  • Gia

    A phenomenal voice and a great loss. RIP

  • charliehunnamissexonlegs

    How sad, he was a great musician.

  • NerdyBirdy

    I knew there was a reason I was sad today :/

  • RayonLight

    Chris Cornell why!!! no… you got me through high school, break ups, life!! no… this hurts! he was pure raw talent, his voice was like no other, his music was magic. If you don’t know who he is, please take a little time to listen to him, he was pure gold. His covers where electrical. Gosh… I’m so sad!

    My thoughts and prayers go to this family.My other idol, Eddie Vedder, he must be devastated.

  • qiq

    I dont believe he killed himself. I just dont.

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