Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Audioslave singer, has died at age 52

Chris Cornell, seen performing in Toronto in July 2011, has died. He was 52 years old. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)

By Nekesa Mumbi Moody, The Associated Press, May 18, 2017 

Musician’s representative called the death ‘sudden and unexpected’

Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at age 52, and police said Thursday that his death is being investigated as a possible suicide.

Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Cornell’s representative Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press. Cornell had performed a Detroit concert with Soundgarden that night.

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