RIP Chris Cornell

Published On May 18, 2017 | By Nick Sawicki | Mornings

Chris Cornell has passed away at the age of 52.

Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press.

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.

I went to high school in the 90’s and the whole Seattle scene was a huge part of my youth. And, this video scared the hell out of me (in a good way, haha).

RIP Chris, I’ll be listening.

UPDATE: now suicide is suspected as a possible cause of death. CLICK HERE for details.


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