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Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dies

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dies

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<p>Chris Cornell, lead singer of rock group Soundgarden, has died suddenly at the age of 52.</p> <p>He passed away on Wednesday night in Detroit, a representative said, just hours after performing in a show.</p> <p>A medical examiner is still trying to determine the cause of death.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Video from Chris Cornell’s last gig has emerged online <a href="https://t.co/UY5foNN5Hv">https://t.co/UY5foNN5Hv</a></p>— The Independent (@Independent) <a href="https://twitter.com/Independent/status/865161905362612224">May 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Cornell’s representative, Brian Bumberry, said in a statement: “His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing.</p> <p>“They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Tributes are paid to Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, who's died at age 52 <a href="https://t.co/2Es9lMM7Jl">https://t.co/2Es9lMM7Jl</a> <a href="https://t.co/GuIWlfZf5t">pic.twitter.com/GuIWlfZf5t</a></p>— Bloomberg (@business) <a href="https://twitter.com/business/status/865151119718330368">May 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>One of the founders of the grunge movement in Seattle, Cornell embarked on a solo career after Soundgarden’s demise in 1997.</p> <p>He later formed the band Audioslave before reuniting with Soundgarden in 2010.</p> <p>Cornell was voted rock’s greatest singer by readers of Guitar World.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Interview with Chris Cornell back in October on his solo tour, Soundgarden reunion: <a href="https://t.co/KYdnYvGqFm">https://t.co/KYdnYvGqFm</a> Cornell died Wednesday at age 52 <a href="https://t.co/UXKyl8ucgf">pic.twitter.com/UXKyl8ucgf</a></p>— <span class="caps">USA</span> <span class="caps">TODAY</span> (@USATODAY) <a href="https://twitter.com/USATODAY/status/865157897851895808">May 18, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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