It came as quite a shock to wake up to the news of Chris Cornell’s untimely passing. Chris rose to prominence as the singer for Soundgarden in the early 90s as Seattle began to assert itself as ground zero for the grunge movement. Forming Temple of the Dog with members of Pearl Jam established him as one of the scene’s leading figures as the style he helped create swept the country and altered popular musical tastes for nearly a decade.
After a series of successful and influential albums with Soundgarden, Chris went on to form Audioslave with Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine. A true artist with a one-of-a-kind voice, Chris also had a successful solo career and numerous musical collaborations across the spectrum of genres.
Chris passed away several hours after performing a show with Soundgarden in Detroit. As of posting, no cause of death has been reported. He leaves behind his wife Vicky and children, Lillian Jean, Toni, and Christopher Nicholas. Rest in peace, Chris. you will be missed.