At the age of 52 , American rock musician Chris Cornell died , one of the icons of grunge through his band Soundgarden . The news was released by its representative, Brian Bumbery, according to the Associated Press news agency.
The founder of Audioslave died in Detroit, Michigan.
The manager of the musician claimed that his death occurred unexpectedly saying that his wife family are in shock.
Medical experts try to establish the causes of death.
A spokesperson for Detroit Police confirmed to the BBC that they received a call just after midnight (05:00 BST).
“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.”
Tribues From the Music Industry
Sir Elton John led the tributes, tweeting: “Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of @chriscornell. A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man.”
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page added: “RIP Chris Cornell. Incredibly talented, incredibly young, incredibly missed.”
RIP Chris Cornell
Incredibly Missed. pic.twitter.com/pKNI4tKiXz
— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) May 18, 2017
SO SO stunned to hear about Chris Cornell! Such a terrible and sad loss! Thinking of his family tonight! RIP
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) May 18, 2017
Christopher John Boyle , born in Seattle on July 20, 1964 , was one of the founders of grunge, the rock slope that had his most famous son in Kurt Cobain , leader of Nirvana .
Chris Cornel was an effective guitarist and one of the most powerful and personal voices in English-language rock. Soundgarden vocalist, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog , also had a solo career more than attractive.
Created in 1984 by Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil and bassist Hiro Yamamoto, Soundgarden had indelible hits like Black Hole Sun , Jesus Christ Pose and Rusty Cage , among others.
According to Hit Parade magazine, the musician was one of the 4 best voices in the history of heavy metal, hard rock. Also, a poll by Rolling Stone magazine, placed him in the number 9 position of the best singers in history.