Thursday, may 18, it became known about death of the popular American musician Chris Cornell, reports The Washington Post. He was 52 years old.
A few hours before death, Cornell wrote in his Twitter: «finally back to Detroit Rock City!!!!» This was his last entry in social networks.
The information that Cornell died suddenly in Detroit, officially confirmed. However, precise information on causes of death no. According to one version, he committed suicide in a bathroom of the MGM Grand Detroit.
Chris Cornell died during the period when he participated in the tour together with the band Soundgarden and recorded their new album (for the first time in the last five years).
Chris Cornell was born and raised in Seattle (Washington state). Started his career as a drummer in 1984, he took his place at the microphone, becoming not only a drummer, but a singer of the group Soundgarden. 13 years later the band broke up. This turning point Cornell used in order to start creating your first album, Euphoria Morning. Despite the lack of commercial success, the album gained popularity and one of his singles was nominated for a Grammy. In 2001, Cornell joined Audioslave created the group, replacing vocalist Zack de La Rocha. For joint creative work Chris has postponed its work on a second album, Carry On, which was released only in 2007, after the departure of a musician from the group. Long time Cornell chose to go the «solitary way», despite cooperation with the revived band Soundgarden. In July 2012, Chris gave two concerts in Israel.