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article imageChris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave dead at 52

By Markos Papadatos     May 18, 2017 in Music
On May 17, rocker Chris Cornell died at the age of 52. He is best known as the lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave.
Cornell has been out on the road touring, and he died on Wednesday night in Detroit following a Soundgarden concert. This was confirmed by Cornell's press representative, Brian Bumbery of BB Gun Press, in a press statement.
His death was described as "sudden and unexpected," and his wife and family members are devastated by the loss, and they have asked for their privacy to be respected at this time.
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Adam Lambert tweeted his condolences on social media, and Elton John posted on his Facebook page: "Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Chris Cornell. A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man. My condolences to his wife and family, bandmates and friends."
Aside from his musical work with Soundgarden and Audioslave, Cornell was the founder and frontman for Temple of the Dog, the one-off tribute band dedicated to his late friend Andrew Wood.
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