Chris Cornell has suffered what is being described as a “sudden and unexpected” death at the age of 52. Cornell died last night after the band’s sold-out concert at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan. Earlier in the evening, the singer had posted a tweet expressing his excitement about “finally” going “back to rock city.”
The cause of his death has not been reported, but in a statement his family said they would be “working closely with the medical examiner to determine” the answer. The last song Soundgarden played last night, “Slaves & Bulldozers,” reportedly featured Cornell singing a snippet of “In My Time of Dying,” a Blind Willie Johnson song popularized by artists such as Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin. Here is the first song of the 2 song encore they did last night.