Soundgar­den singer Chris Cor­nell, 1964-2017

The Courier & Advertiser (Dundee Edition) - - FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS -

Soundgar­den singer Chris Cor­nell killed him­self in a Detroit ho­tel room, ac­cord­ing to the city’s med­i­cal ex­am­iner.

TheWayneCoun­tyMed­i­calEx­am­iner’s Of­fice said it had com­pleted the pre­lim­i­nary post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion on Cor­nell but that “a full au­topsy re­port has not yet been com­pleted”.

Cor­nell’s death at the age of 52 stunned his fam­ily and his die-hard fans, who he had just per­formed for hours ear­lier at a show in Detroit.

Soundgar­den’s cur­rent tour kicked off in late April and was planned to run through un­til May 27.

Cor­nell was a leader of the grunge move­ment with Seat­tle-based Soundgar­den – with whom he gained crit­i­cal and com­mer­cial ac­claim – but also found suc­cess out­side the band with other projects, in­clud­ing Au­dioslave and Tem­ple Of The Dog as well as solo al­bums.

He was widely re­spected in the music in­dus­try. Cor­nell reached suc­cess in ev­ery band line-up he was part of, his voice was mem­o­rable and pow­er­ful, and he was a skilled song­writer.

He be­came a Grammy win­ner with Soundgar­den, formed in 1984 and com­ing out of the rapidly grow­ing Seat­tle music scene, which in­cluded Nir­vana and Pearl Jam.

Chris Cor­nell.

Tommy Ross.

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