Chris Cornell, the lead singer of Audioslave and Soundgarden, has passed away at the age of 52.

The rock star, who sang the theme song 'You Know My Name' for the James Bond film, Casino Royale, died suddenly on Wednesday night in Detroit.

A statement from his representatives was issued to The Associated Press in which his death was described as 'sudden and unexpected'.

They added that Cornell's wife and family were in shock and would be working with a medical examiner to determine the cause. They also asked for privacy.

He was due to play at US festival Rock the Range in Columbus tonight and, tragically, he was actively Tweeting just eight hours before news of his death broke.

Sharing a picture of a venue he was playing, he wrote: "Detroit finally back to Rock City!!!! @Soundgarden #nomorebullshit"

Twitter users have been sharing their own tributes to Cornell.

More to follow...

Source: The Associated Press

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Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay is an NCTJ trained Trending Journalist at LADbible and has worked here since 2015. She launched the 'LAD of the Week' feature in 2016 and has run it single-handedly ever since. She started her career writing obituaries and funeral guides online. Since then, her work has been published in a wide variety of national and local news sites. She is part of the BBC's Generation project and has spoken about young people, politics and mental health on television, radio and online.

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