May 18, 2017 09:41 AM EST

Soundgarden Singer Chris Cornell Passes Away At 52

Soundgarden Singer Chris Cornell Passes Away At 52
Chirs Cornell, the lead singer for Soundgarden, passed away late last night in what is being called a probable suicide. He was 52. The musician was performing last night in Detroit with Soundgarden and afterward, when someone went to check on him, he was found dead on the bathroom floor.

Cornell had a long and successful career, spanning over three decades. One of the founders of the grunge movement, he started Soundgarden in 1984 along with guitarist Kim Thayil, drummer Matt Cameron, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.  He was also the member of Temple fo the Dog, which was comprised of members of what would become the bands Pearl Jam and Mudhoney. After Soundgarden split in 1997, Cornell went the solo route, and by 2001, formed Audioslave with the members of Rage Against the Machine, minus Zack De La Rocha. They played together until 2007.

After another few years as a solo artist, Soundgarden reunited in 2010 and in 2012, we even saw a Temple of the Dog reunion, marking the 25th Anniversary of their debut album.

Cornell is survived by his wife, Vicky Karayiannis, and three children Lillian, Toni, and Christopher. 

Photo Credit: SFL Music Magazine
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