Thursday, May 18, 2017

Soundgarden Singer Chris Cornell Dead at 52

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Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell has died at age 52, authorities said that his death is still under investigation and it's pointing to a possible suicide. Cornell was a dynamic singer whose band Soundgarden was one of the architects of grunge music.

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.

Dontae Freeman, a spokesman for the Detroit Police Department, said in an interview that at about midnight officers responded at the MGM Grand casino to an apparent suicide of a white man, born July 20, 1964, who was pronounced dead on the scene. He would not confirm the victim’s name; Mr. Cornell’s date of birth is July 20, 1964.

Mr. Freeman said that the victim’s wife had called a family friend to check on the man; the family friend forced his way into the man’s room at the casino and found him unresponsive on the bathroom floor.

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