Rock star Chris Cornell dies in Detroit

Rock star Chris Cornell dies in Detroit

Chris Cornell has tragically passed away aged 52, the same day he performed his final ever show with Soundgarden.

Black Hole Sun will live on as a classic, and his is a true legacy of rock and roll'.

Shortly after the news of Cornell's passing hit the Internet, fellow musicians and fans took to Twitter to honor him.

Similarly, 1996's Number Two-charting Down on the Upside, contained several hits ("Pretty Noose", "Burden in My Hand", "Blow Up the Outside World", all written by Cornell) and a Cornell-written outtake from that album, "Bleed Together", featured on the band's A-Sides comp would be the group's final hit before their 1997 breakup.

Audioslave disbanded in 2007 but Cornell and Soundgarden reunited in 2012 and released the band's sixth studio album, King Animal, in 2012.

Cornell also released solo albums, and Nielsen Music said as a band member and solo act, the singer sold nearly 15 million albums and 8.8 million digital songs in the U.S.

In 2001, Cornell's band also went on to form another music group with Rage Against the Machine's lead singer, Zack de la Rocha after he left the group, called Audioslave.

In 2015, Cornell proved that he can still hit the high notes easily.

The next morning, when he learned Cornell was dead, Mugan said it was hard to believe he had seen him perform less than 12 hours before.

At the time of his death, Cornell was married to Vicky Karayiannis.

In addition to Soundgarden, Cornell, 52, achieved fame as the frontman for another popular rock band, Audioslave, and was a member of the rock "supergroup" Temple of the Dog. Their most successful single, "Like a Stone" released in 2003.

In a statement to The Associated Press, Brian Bumbery says Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit. The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.

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