Singer Chris Cornell passed away at 52 after he had performed in a concert, which is part of wide tour, with Soundgarden in Detroit on Wednesday evening, his representatives stated with sorrow.
Cornell’s representative Brian Bumbery said in a statement Cornell’s death was “sudden and unexpected”.
Investigations into potential suicide
A spokesperson for Detroit Police said that they received a call at after midnight, according to the BBC.
“He was found on the bathroom floor, our medical unit were called and he was pronounced dead on scene,” a spokesperson said.
“A family friend went to go check on him and observed him on the bathroom floor. The body was transferred to the medical examiner’s office and the cause of death will be determined.
“It is being investigated as a possible suicide,” the Spokesperson told BBC.
Stars lamenting the late singer
Several musician and stars took to Twitter to lament the late singer.
Sir Elton John tweeted,”Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of @chriscornell. A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man.”
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page wrote, “RIP Chris Cornell. Incredibly talented, incredibly young, incredibly missed.”
Matt Everitt of BBC 6 Music said Cornell’s death hit like a ton of bricks.
“This is a hell of a shock, he’d been gigging frequently despite having a life that was quite extreme, and he was certainly in extremely good health, performing concerts and seemingly pretty much at the top of his game,” he said.
Chris Cornell was born on 20 July, 1964 in Seattle, Washington. He kicked off his career in the eighties as he formed Soundgarden in 1984. However, he released four studio albums as a solo artist.
Cornell swept fans off their feet after he released his hut of all times You Know My Name in 2006, which later became Casino Royale’s theme song,