Chris Cornell Dies Aged 52 (July 20, 1964 – May 17, 2017)

Chris Cornell


Sad news is reaching us this morning of the sudden and unexpected death of Chris Cornell at the tender age of 52.

Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle) was an American musician, singer and songwriter, founding member of the band Soundgarden and lead vocalist for Audioslave. He also undertook various solo projects and contributed to soundtracks. Find out more information here

It is reported that Chris died last night in Detroit. He was in the middle of a national tour in the United States. The cause of his death is not yet known. His death was confirmed to the Associated Press by representative Brian Bumbery, who said his family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause of death and requested privacy.

Chris leaves behind wife Vicky and three children. Our thoughts are with his family at this upsetting time. RIP Chris.

A black day today: –


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