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Dave Mustaine dedicates Soundgarden cover to Chris Cornell at gig

Dave Mustaine dedicates Soundgarden cover to Chris Cornell at gig

A full autopsy, including toxicology reports, have not yet been completed.

Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52 after taking his own life.

A spokesman for the Detroit Police Department told the Detroit Free Press that the star was on the floor with a band around his neck.

Cornell's wife asked a friend to check on Cornell, according to the Detroit News. The body was transferred to the medical examiner's office and the cause of death will be determined.

In a statement to The Associated Press, Brian Bumbery says Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit.

Rock singer Chris Cornell's death was a suicide by hanging hours after he played a concert, coroners have said.

"They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time", he said.

The Grammy-winning rocker had performed Wednesday night at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.

Cornell ended the set with a cover of Led Zeppelin's "In My Time of Dying", CNN reported.

Cornell was a trailblazer in the 90's grunge music scene. In 1984, he formed the band Soundgarden, which was influential in the 1990s grunge movement.

Page wrote: "RIP Chris Cornell". Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots died of an accidental overdose in 2015.

Coincidentally, Pitt's fondness for Cornell's music is even depicted on the big screen in a way; In the 1993 film True Romance, Soundgarden's song "Outshined" plays while the actor's character smokes from a bong made out of a Honey Bear bottle and gets questioned by the mob. "All the friends that I had were still (messed) up with drugs and were people that I didn't really have anything in common with". "They're all young and these guys all had limitless potential in their lives in front of them". It included hit singles Spoonman, Fell on Black Days, Black Hole Sun, My Wave and The Day I Tried to Live.

Fans who waited outside the venue to meet Cornell after the performance told the Daily Mail he seemed "normal", telling them he "loved them" and would see them at his next gig (a performance in Columbus, Ohio, scheduled for Friday). "I'm just shocked", he said. By 2001, he had helped found the supergroup Audioslave with several members of Rage Against the Machine.

"It was a pretty dark album lyrically and pretty depressing, and I was going through a really hard time in my life - my band wasn't together anymore, my marriage was falling apart and I was dealing with it by drinking way too much, and that has its own problems, particularly with depression", he told Rolling Stone in 2015. The band released three albums in six years and also performed at a concert billed as Cuba's first outdoor rock concert by an American band, though some Cuban artists have disputed that claim. Cornell was known for his near four octave vocal range and his incredible voice.


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