Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dies

Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden, has died. He was 52.

Cornell gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave. He died Wednesday night in Detroit while on tour, representative Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press.

Bumbery called the death "sudden and unexpected" and said his wife and family were shocked by it. A cause of death has not been released.

As the lead singer for Seattle-based Soundgarden, Cornell was a Grammy award-winning, Golden Globe nominated singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer and lyricist, according to the Associated Press.

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