Chris Cornell


Age: 52

rock singer considered as one of the most lauded and respected contemporary lead singers in rock music with his bands Soundgarden and Audioslave who was a leader of the grunge movement with Seattle-based Soundgarden with which he gained critical and commercial acclaim, but also found success outside the band with other projects including Audioslave, Temple of the Dog and solo albums, whose voice was memorable and powerful and who was a skilled songwriter collaborating on several film soundtracks, including the James Bond theme song for Casino Royale (2006) and "The Keeper" from the film Machine Gun Preacher, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination.

Cause of Death: Suicide by hanging

Born: July 20, 1964

Died: May 17, 2017

Detroit, Michigan