Chris Cornell of Audioslave and Soundgarden has died at age 52 – Orange County Register
Chris Cornell and Stone Gossard of Temple of the Dog perform at the Forum on Nov. 14, 2016. (File photo by Kelly A. Swift, Contributing Photographer)
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell wails at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. (File photo by Orange County Register/SCNG)
From left, Tim Commeford, Brad Wilk, Chris Cornell and Tom Morello, members of rock group “Audioslave” of the US, meet with reporters at the National Hotel in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, May 5, 2005. (File photo by Jorge Rey, AP)
On Aug. 8, 2010, file photo, musician Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs during the Lollapalooza music festival in Grant Park in Chicago. According to his representative, rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died Wednesday night in Detroit at age 52. (File photo by Nam Y. Huh, AP)
On Feb. 6, 2009, file photo, musician Chris Cornell speaks to the media as he arrives at the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute honoring Neil Diamond in Los Angeles. According to his representative, rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died Wednesday night in Detroit at age 52. (File photo by Chris Pizzello, AP
Chris Cornell performs during night two of KROQ 106.7 FM’s 26th Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas at the Forum in Inglewood on Sunday night. ///ADDITIONAL INFO: acousticchristmas_review.1214.dak 12/13/15 – Photo by DREW A. KELLEY, CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
DETROIT — The musician Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and, later, Audioslave, died on Wednesday night. He was at 52.
Cornell’s death was reported by The Associated Press, citing a statement from his representative, Brian Bumbery.
The death was “sudden and unexpected,” Mr. Bumbery said, adding that Mr. Cornell’s wife and other family members were shocked. The statement said the family would work closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause…