It was a sad day for music when news surfaced that iconic musician and front man of Soundgarden and Audioslave Chris Cornell passed away. STATUS received a text from the musician’s publicist BB Gun PR’s Brian Bumbery that the news is indeed true. Chris was found lifeless inside his hotel room at the MGM Grand Detroit, and the US coroner confirmed that the celebrated musician committed suicide. Soundgarden kicked off their tour last April and Detroit was one of their stops. Chris’ last tweet was a photo of the sold out sign of their show at the Fox Theatre.
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) May 18, 2017
Outpouring tweets from music icons, musician friends, and fans of Chris began as soon as the news about his passing was announced.
Rest …Peace pic.twitter.com/YcN7QECCo0
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) May 18, 2017
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) May 18, 2017
RIP Chris Cornell
Incredibly Missed. pic.twitter.com/pKNI4tKiXz
— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) May 18, 2017
A shining voice in music has left us in the midnight. He was a complex and gentle soul #ChrisCornell has flown into the black hole sun.
— Perry Farrell (@perryfarrell) May 18, 2017
Chris Cornell rip🙏🏾 https://t.co/oxvHXJbYiV
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) May 18, 2017
— CHEEKY ANDY (@AndersonPaak) May 18, 2017
STATUS had the chance to talk to Chris two years ago and you can read the interview here. – THE D