Today’s a sad day for music lovers from the grunge era. Chris Cornell, the frontman for the band Soundgarden was found dead Wednesday night. According to TMZ, Cornell’s wife reportedly called a family friend to check on the singer who was discovered on the bathroom floor of his hotel room in Detroit. The family friend reportedly forced his way in and found Cornell with a band wrapped around his neck. Police suspect it was a suicide, but it has not been confirmed.
Leading up to his death, Cornell seemed happy to be in Detroit, according to his Twitter. He posted a photo of the venue he was performing at Wednesday night with the caption “#Detroit finally back to Rock City!!!! @soundgarden #nomorebullsh*t”
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) May 18, 2017
In 1984, Chris formed the band Soundgarden, which was influential in the 1990s grunge movement. The band would also go on to win two Grammy Awards for Best Metal and Hard Rock Performance. In 2001, Cornell joined with three former members of Rage Against the Machine to form Audioslave. Music has just lost a great one.
Our thoughts and prayers go out Cornell’s family and loved ones. As more details emerge about the tragic incident we’ll keep you updated here.
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