Chris Cornell, energetic and compelling singer whose band was one of the frontman for grunge music, died Wednesday night in Detroit. Chris's representative, Brian Bumbery says that Chris's death was "sudden and unexpected" and that Cornell's family will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine Chris's cause of death.
Chris Cornell was born in 1964 in Seattle and 20 years later he helped form Soundgarden.
Chris Cornell appeared to be on social media just hours before his death, announcing on Twitter that he and Soundgarden arrived in Detroit, and a post of the band's 2012 release of "By Crooked Steps" was posted on his Facebook page. His last performance was at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
November of 2016, Cornell hit the road with Temple of the Dog, which is a collection of members from Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. Temple of the Dog was formed to honor Andrew Wood, the lead singer of Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone, who died in 1990 of a heroin overdose.
Mr. Cornell told the New York Times that the group finally decided to bring its songs to life to honor the late Andrew Wood. "I thought, well, this is one thing that I can do to remind myself and maybe other people of who this guy is and was and keep his story and in a way his life with us,” Cornell said.