Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, died Wednesday night at age 52.
Soundgarden were in Detroit for a performance at the Fox Theatre as part of their current tour. They also were scheduled to perform at Rock On The Range in Columbus on Friday.
A statement to CNN from his publicist reads, “His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause. They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”
Detroit television stations, including WDIV Local 4 and ABC affiliate WXYZ, are reporting that Cornell’s death appears to be a suicide, as he was found in the bathroom of his room at the MGM Grand hotel after his wife had asked a friend to check on the singer.