The world of alternative rock has been in shock over the past few hours, as it emerged that the musician Chris Cornell had passed away at the age of 52. Known primarily as the frontman of both Soundgarden and Audioslave, as well as the singer of You Know My Name from the soundtrack of 2006’s Casino Royale, music fans all over the world have paid their respects to an immensely talented, modern-day rock legend.
In a statement to the Associated Press, his representative Brian Bumbery said that Cornell had died in Detroit on Wednesday, having performed with his band Soundgarden just hours earlier, as they continued their tour of the United States. Bumbery described Cornell’s passing as “sudden and unexpected”, saying that even the singer’s wife and family were shocked to hear of the 52-year-old’s tragic passing. Now, as we come to terms with Chris Cornell’s death, new details have emerged that may illustrate exactly how the singer passed away.