Chris Cornell dead: Video from singer's last gig with Soundgarden at the Fox Theatre in Detroit emerges online

The gig in Detroit took place just hours before his death

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Chris Cornell - the lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave - has died aged 52, according to his representative.

Hours before his 'unexpected and sudden' death, Cornell was performing with Soundgarden at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.

Images from the concert have appeared online, showing Cornell with a microphone in hand. See below.

Video from the concert has also emerged on YouTube. Watch below.


The cause of death is currently unknown, the singer's family asking for privacy while they work with a medical examiner.

Cornell was best known for fronting the two iconic bands and singing 'You Know My Name', the theme song for James Bond film Casino Royale. He was scheduled to play the US festival Rock the Range in Columbus tonight. 

Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Cornell was one of the chief architects of the grunge movement, forming Soundgarden alongside guitarist Kim Thyail and bassist Hiro Yamamoto in 1984.

Soundgarden were famously the first grunge band to sign to a major label (A&M in 1988), paving the way for the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains to break out.

After initially breaking up, Cornell formed Audioslave with Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk. Cornell left the supergroup in 2007 to concentrate on solo material before regrouping with Soundgarden in 2010.