Soundgarden's Chris Cornell dies after Detroit show

Posted May 19, 2017

Among those responding to the news is Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, who called Cornell "incredibly talented".

"As we mourn Chris Cornell's sudden passing, additional details surrounding Rock on the Range performances will be shared when they become available", the festival's organizers shared on Facebook.

Cornell was only 52 years old at the time of his death.

Telling the audience that he could never sing like Chris, he encouraged the crowd to join in and sing with him if they knew the words. "I think it's really exciting, I have listened to it as much or more than any album I have ever made", he told Alternativeaddiction.com at the time.

The Soundgarden and Audioslave singer was found dead in his hotel room on Wednesday night in Detroit. The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy. The medical examiner has ruled his death a suicide.

Multiple reports say that he was staying at MGM Grand Detroit.

The singer helped form the band Temple of the Dog in 1990 with members of Pearl Jam in tribute to late frontman of Mother Love Bone Andrew Wood. He founded the band Soundgarden in 1984, but they wouldn't find big fame until 10 years later when their album Superunknown launched them onto the charts with the singles "Black Hole Sun" and "Spoonman". "A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man".

The band broke up in 2007 due to tensions in the group and Cornell continued to pursue his solo career.

His first solo album, 1999's "Euphoria Morning", was a dark album that was initially supposed to be titled "Euphoria Mourning". We leave you with the music video to "Show Me How to Live" by Audioslave, in which Cornell and band fittingly drive the Vanishing Point Challenger in a final getaway. He released the single "The Promise" in March on iTunes, with all proceeds going to the International Rescue Committee, a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development non-governmental organization.