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Soundgarden Frontman Commits Suicide After Singing in Final Detroit Concert

Chris Cornell, the singer for Sound Garden, was found dead in a hotel room late Wednesday night. After an investigation, police have ruled the death a suicide. Cornell died in the MGM Grand Detroit hotel, just hours after performing with Sound Garden at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. His wife and family are saying the death is unexpected, they are shocked. Nobody saw this coming.

Two Detroit newspapers said a police spokesman told them Cornell was found with a band around his neck. A different police spokesman, Michael Woody, told the AP Thursday that he could not confirm this.

Soundgarden has sold more than 10.5 million records in the United States, and 22.5 million worldwide. VH1 ranked Soundgarden at number 14 in their special 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Matt Cameron became the band’s full-time drummer in 1986, while bassist Ben Shepherd became a permanent replacement for Yamamoto in 1990. Cornell died suddenly and unexpectedly in May 2017, leaving Thayil as the only remaining original member left in Soundgarden.

Soundgarden achieved its biggest success with the 1994 album Superunknown, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart and yielded the Grammy Award-winning singles “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman”. In 1997, the band broke up due to internal strife over its creative direction. After more than a decade of working on projects and other bands, Soundgarden reunited in 2010 and their sixth studio album, King Animal, was released two years later. – Wikipedia

R.I.P. Chris Cornell

Source: ABC News
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