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Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell dead at 52

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 00:59

U.S. musician Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, died on Wednesday in Detroit, his representative said. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports.

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U.S. musician Chris Cornell dead at the age of 52. The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman dying late Wednesday (May 17) following a performance in Detroit. The circumstances of his death aren't yet known. His representative says Cornell's family will work closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause. Cornell was a key figure to emerge out of the Seattle grunge scene, forming Soundgarden in 1984. The band was arguably the first in the area to sign with a major label. Two years before Nirvana's "Never Mind" was released. Cornell's distinctive voice - he had a four-octave range - propelled a string of rock radio smashes including "Spoonman" and "Black Hole Sun." Leading the band to two Grammy awards in 1994. In a statement, his family thanked fans for their U.S. musician Chris Cornell dead at the age of 52. The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman dying late Wednesday (May 17) following a performance in Detroit. The circumstances of his death aren't yet known. His representative says Cornell's family will work closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause. Cornell was a key figure to emerge out of the Seattle grunge scene, forming Soundgarden in 1984. The band was arguably the first in the area to sign with a major label. Two years before Nirvana's "Never Mind" was released. Cornell's distinctive voice - he had a four-octave range - propelled a string of rock radio smashes including "Spoonman" and "Black Hole Sun." Leading the band to two Grammy awards in 1994. In a statement, his family thanked fans for their continuous love and loyalty.

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Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell dead at 52

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 00:59