“Shocking and unexpected”, Soundgarden and Audioslave singer died Wednesday night
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Chris Cornell, best known as the lead vocalist of Soundgarden and then of Audioslave, has died. The Associated Press reported the death as " sudden and unexpected". He was 52, and died Wednesday night in Detroit.

The death was reported to the press by the singer's representative, Brian Bumberry who said the cause of the death is currently unknown. Cornell's family have asked for privacy while medical examiners work out the cause of it.

Reportedly, Cornell was doing his duties with Soundgarden last night in Detroit's Fox Theatre. The band is currently on a North American headline tour.

Cornell was the singer songwriter of Soundgadren and Audioslave. He was the one of the frontmen of the grunge movement of the 80s. His band Soundgarden was the first grunge band to get signed up by a major record label in 1988, making grunge go mainstream and spawn the likes of Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam in the world.

Chris Cornell also made Daniel Craig's debut as James Bond legendary with what is arguably, the best Bond opening credit song in the 21st century - " You Know My Name".