Chris Cornell , the Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, dies aged 52

The frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave was found dead in his Detroit hotel room on Thursday morning after the gig at Fox Theatre.

Cornell’s death stunned his family and his die-hard fans. He was a well-known leader of the grunge movement with Soundgarden and subsequently with Audioslave.

TMZ reported that his wife, Vicky Cornell spoke with her husband during soundcheck before he took the stage in Detroit and after Wednesday night’s show. According to our sources, Vicky says Chris was NOT in any way, shape or form in a suicidal state. She doubled down and said there were no signs he was at all depressed. Soundgarden’s current tour kicked off in late April and was planned to run until May 27.

Vicky told people Thursday morning he was devoted to his kids — ages 16, 12 and 11 — and she didn’t believe he would take his life.

That being said, the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that he died of hanging by suicide.

 

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