Chris Cornell Dead at 52

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has died at the age of 52. Soundgarden had just finished a show in Detroit when Cornell apparently returned to his hotel and was later found dead of unknown causes. Police are investigating Cornell’s death as a suicide.

Cornell’s publicist, Brian Bumberry, released the following statement:

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. They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”

Soundgarden were scheduled to headline Rock On The Range this coming weekend in Pryor, OK. Cornell was a platinum selling solo artist, was also the frontman of Audioslave and just last year, brought back Temple Of The Dog to play the band’s first-ever show right here in NYC. Soundboard Magazine extends its condolences to the Cornell family, friends and bandmates during this difficult time.