Via The New York Times: Another day, another iconic musician dead in his fifties — this time, legendary Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell has died unexpectedly at age 52 while on tour.
Like fellow grunge icon Kurt Cobain, Cornell's death is suspected to have been a suicide; he was reportedly found in a hotel bathroom with something around his neck.
Snippet of His Last Perf, The Night He Died:
Corrnell's publicist Brian Bumbery (who also reps Madonna) said in a statement that his family was working with the M.E. to figure out definitively how Cornell died.
Soundgarden was one of the seminal grunge acts of the' 90s
Badmotorfinger, released in 1991, benefited from the swell of attention that was beginning to surround the Seattle scene, where Soundgarden, along with Nirvana and Pearl Jam, were playing a high-octane, high-angst brand of rock ’n’ roll. Soundgarden’s musical journeys tended toward the knotty and dark, plunging into off-kilter meters and punctuated by Mr. Cornell’s voice, which could quickly shift from a soulful howl to a gritty growl
Three of Soundgarden’s studio albums have been certified platinum, including Superunknown, from 1994, which featured “Black Hole Sun,” “Fell on Black Days,” “Spoonman” and “My Wave.”
Cornell's recent social media output did not indicate depression, not that it would have to.
Lets remember Chris Cornell for his great vocals... gutted 😥 pic.twitter.com/xg2PwQc01y— Laura Croft (@Laura_DemoLover) May 18, 2017