Rock musician Chris Cornell dies at 52

Rock musician Chris Cornell dies at 52
Posted at 3:38 AM, May 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-18 00:30:45-04

(RNN) – Singer and songwriter Chris Cornell, a key figure in the 1990s grunge movement, died Wednesday night in Detroit, shortly after performing a show.

Best known as the lead singer for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, Cornell achieved multi-platinum success, earned multiple Grammys and wrote and performed the theme song for the James Bond movie “Casino Royale.”

In a statement to the Associated Press, his representative called the death “sudden and unexpected” and asked for privacy for Cornell’s family.

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