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Rocker Chris Cornell dies at 52

First Posted: May 18, 2017 08:40 AM EDT

Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Audioslave singer, has died at age 52. According to a statement issued by his representative, Brian Bumbery. Cornell's death was "sudden and unexpected" and the family is trying to work with the examiner to identify what was the cause of death.

Bumbery said his wife and family were shocked.

Rolling Stone magazine reported his death is being investigated as a possible suicide.

Cornell helped to popularize grunge rock genre during the 90s and was member of the band Audioslave following his time with Soundgarden. He won a Grammy and was a Golden Globe nominated singer, songwriter, composer and guitarist.

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