Audioslave And Soundgarden Lead Singer Chris Cornell Has Died Unexpectedly And Sent A Tragic Final Tweet
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.
RIP Chris Cornell, you made up a big part of my childhood. You will never be forgotten.
- paige (@PaigeFtHemmo) 18 May 2017
Gone too soon. Gave us so much. Had so much left to offer. #ChrisCornell #RIPChrisCornell pic.twitter.com/s6c5u1Rrg0
- The Trubisky Way (@aarontor) 18 May 2017
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Rest In Peace Chris Cornell. What a talented person.
- Poc (@pocflow69) 18 May 2017
RIP Chris Cornell of Soundgarden/Audioslave :sob::sob::sob: pic.twitter.com/S0K7P8Y5AN
- Dodiet (@dodiett) 18 May 2017
@CorrinaPysa NO! so sad. Songs that helped me thru dark times....still do! RIP :heart: CHRIS CORNELL
- Michelle :heart::dog::v: (@bundygirl1) 18 May 2017
Chris Cornell was towering part of my musical life. Can't believe he's gone.
"how would I know, that this could be my fate?"
- Blood & Mud (@bloodandmud) 18 May 2017
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Source: The Associated Press
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