Chris Cornell, lead singer of American hard rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died aged 52.
In a statement to the Associated Press, his representative, Brian Bumbery, said Cornell died on Wednesday night in Detroit.
Bumbery called the death “sudden and unexpected” and said his wife and family were shocked. The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause, and asked for privacy.
Cornell had been touring with Soundgarden, and was tweeting upbeat messagesabout a sold-out concert the band played in Detroit just hours before his death.