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Chris Cornell has died and Twitter is heartbroken

Chris Cornell .

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This post was updated at 11:05 a.m. PDT to include a statement from the medical examiner .

Chris Cornell, the iconic articulation behind Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog, has died at senility 52. The vocalist had been on tour with Soundgarden in Detroit.

In a statement to the AP, Cornell’s rep Brian Bumbery called the death abrupt and surprising. He later told CNN that Cornell’s wife Vicky and family “were sickened to learn of his abrupt and surprising passing.” In an emailed explanation, the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office said it had determined that Cornell expired by suicide.

Cornell’s wife and family “would like to thank his love for their incessant love and allegiance and request that their privacy be respected at this time, ” Bumbery said.

Cornell announced about the Soundgarden concert in Detroit on Twitter precisely eight hours before his death ๐Ÿ˜› TAGEND

Fox Theatre in Detroit announced pictures of the concert ๐Ÿ˜› TAGEND

People on Twitter were heartbroken at the unexpected deaths among the rocker and were paying honours to him ๐Ÿ˜› TAGEND

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