Chris Cornell Dead Aged 52

RIP

Chris Cornell Dead Aged 52

With AAP

Soundgarden rock singer Chris Cornell has died at the age of 52, according to his representative.

In a statement to The Associated Press, Brian Bumbery says Cornell died on Wednesday night in Detroit.

Bumbery called the death "sudden and unexpected" and said his wife and family were shocked by it.

The statement said Cornell's family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.

Cornell had played a gig in Detroit last night with Soundgarden.

His last tweet was from just after the show:

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Fans have taken to Twitter to vent their feelings.

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The band posted as recently as May 17, featuring a quote from the late great.

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Such a tragic loss. RIP #ChrisCornell

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