The music world has lost another great. Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell has died at the age of 52, his rep, Brian Bumbery, tells ET in a statement.
Cornell had been on tour with Soundgarden when he died unexpectedly in Detroit on Wednesday.
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Bumbery called the death “sudden and unexpected,” and notes that a cause of death is unknown at this time. The rep said that Cornell’s wife and family are shocked by the news and asking for privacy.
"They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time," Bumbery said in a statement.
Police are investigating Cornell's death as an apparent suicide, a spokesperson for the Detroit Police Department tells ET.