Rocker Chris Cornell has died at age 52

Rocker Chris Cornell has died at age 52

Posted: Updated:

According to his representative, rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52.

In a statement to The Associated Press, Brian Bumbery says Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit.

Bumbery called the death "sudden and unexpected" and said his wife and family were shocked by it. The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.

As the lead singer for Seattle-based Soundgarden, Cornell helped architect the 90’s grunge rock movement. He was also a Grammy award-winning, Golden Globe nominated singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer and lyricist.

In addition, Cornell became involved in philanthropy and started the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation to support children facing challenges, including homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect.

  • Top StoriesMore>>

  • Severe thunderstorm watch west of Lubbock until 9p

    Severe thunderstorm watch west of Lubbock until 9p

    A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect through this evening for the western South Plains. Get the latest details here in the FOX34 Weather Blog.

    A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect through this evening for the western South Plains. Get the latest details here in the FOX34 Weather Blog.

  • Angie's List Tip: Deck dos and don'ts

    Angie's List Tip: Deck dos and don'ts

    May is National Deck Safety Month, so do your family a favor and get yours in shape for summer. That means a good safety check as well as basic maintenance.  Most wood decks are made of pressure-treated pine or red cedar. Make it a seasonal habit to check for weak spots, signs of wood rot and instability in posts and framework. Don’t let the surface suffer, either. “You should reseal your deck every two to three years with either a clear or semi-transparent stain...

    May is National Deck Safety Month, so do your family a favor and get yours in shape for summer. That means a good safety check as well as basic maintenance.  Most wood decks are made of pressure-treated pine or red cedar. Make it a seasonal habit to check for weak spots, signs of wood rot and instability in posts and framework. Don’t let the surface suffer, either. “You should reseal your deck every two to three years with either a clear or semi-transparent stain...

  • Eppler: Studio wants to win "Alien" fans back with "Covenant"

    Eppler: Studio wants to win "Alien" fans back with "Covenant"

    The follow-up to "Prometheus" and prequel to "Alien" fixes fan concerns about the previous movie. FOX34's James Eppler has the review.

    The follow-up to "Prometheus" and prequel to "Alien" fixes fan concerns about the previous movie. FOX34's James Eppler has the review.

Powered by Frankly