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UPDATED: Chris Cornell, Soundgarden Frontman, Dead at 52

Wow, this is way out of left field. Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell passed away Wednesday night in Detroit. What a way to go…having to die in Detroit.

His rep, Brian Bumbery, said in a statement that the death was “sudden and unexpected.” He also said Cornell’s wife and family were in shock. No shit.

There’s no cause released yet, but the family will work with the medical examiner on finding the cause.

Soundgarden were one of the leaders of the 90’s grunge genre that produced Pearl Jam and Nirvana. Later, Cornell embarked on a solo career and joined Audioslave as their frontman.

More updates to come, but for now, enjoy some of Cornell’s tunes.

Update: 5/18/17 12:31 PST

Cornell’s death has now been ruled a suicide by hanging.

The office of the Wayne County Medical Examiner on Thursday determined the cause of his death to be suicide by hanging, noting that a full autopsy has yet to be completed.

Cornell was found hanging by a band in his Detroit hotel room. There’s no mention of suicide notes, so the ‘why?’ question is still up in the air.

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