Birthplace of grunge mourns 'Seattle's son' Chris Cornell

19 May, 2017, 13:10 | Author: Benny Bass

The cause of renowned grunge rock singer Chris Cornell's death was suicide, per the medical examiner.

A MI medical examiner made the ruling on Thursday (May 18), hours after the 52-year-old Soundgarden singer was found dead in a Detroit hotel room on Wednesday night (May 17). Cornell was found with "a band around his neck" in the MGM Grand Hotel.

"It's really sad that he could never find peace in his life", said Chad White, who came to the art display with his young son Ignatius to honor Cornell.

With his powerful, almost four-octave vocal range, Cornell was one of the leading voices of the 1990s grunge movement with Soundgarden, which emerged as one of the biggest bands out of Seattle's emerging music scene, joining the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains.

Along with the towering tribute, local radio station KEXP held a gathering of hundreds at the local Seattle Centre, holding a moment's silence for the iconic vocalist who helped to put the city and its music on the map.

"Chris Cornell died today", Mustaine told the audience.

"His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause", Brian Bumbery, Cornell's representative, says in a statement.

Recognising the unusual feeling that comes with grieving a person we loved despite never having met, he urged that we should all have a "green light to grieve those we don't know personally, as well". "But it's a devastating loss". Two members of Mother Love Bone went on to form Pearl Jam and they joined Cornell on a tribute project to Wood - Temple of the Dog - which helped introduce Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder to the world.

After the band broke up in 1997, Cornell pursued a solo career - though only for a few years.

Cornell had been touring with Soundgarden at the time of his death.


  • Boston Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers second

    I didn't look that up to confirm, but I'm pretty confident that it's never happened before, so I'm going to throw it out there. My whole staff and ownership, we sit and calmly try to figure out what the best path is to take.

    Russian Federation probe 'hurts our country terribly'

    CLAIRE MCCASKILL: He did acknowledge that he learned Comey would be removed prior to him writing his memo. All 100 hundred senators had been invited to attend, though whether they all attended was unknown.
    HTC U11unveiled with Edge Sense and DXOMark 90 camera

    HTC U11unveiled with Edge Sense and DXOMark 90 camera

    This new feature is called " Edge Sense ", and it can be configured to do a variety of tasks with either short or long squeezes. The company also claimed that its latest flagship has received the highest DxOMark score for a smartphone camera to date.
  • Comey firing: Besieged White House denies, defends as new bombshells hit

    Comey firing: Besieged White House denies, defends as new bombshells hit

    Whether the Russians recognized immediately that the intelligence Trump was discussing had come from Israel. Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill criticized the president for compromising US national security.

    Lieberman the frontrunner for Federal Bureau of Investigation post

    But Lieberman lost his senate seat to a primary challenger in 2006, and he ran as an independent to retain his seat. Trump abruptly fired Comey last week amid an investigation into his campaign's potential ties to Russian officials.

    Trump Sanctions Iran over Missiles, Continues Sanctions Relief over Nukes

    Jones statement coincided with the Department of Treasury's announcement of new sanctions related to Iran's ballistic missile programme.
  • Arsenal players keen on Sanchez stay, says Koscielny

    If I were Chelsea, they don't have to qualify for the Champions League, so it's our fault, it's not because of the opponents. Per the Mirror's John Cross , Sanchez said: "For me, [fan demonstrations are] very bad".
    Red Robin Sizzles on Q1 Results

    Red Robin Sizzles on Q1 Results

    The Company also offers burgers made from chicken breasts, fish fillets, turkey patties, as well as vegetarian and vegan options. The firm has "Buy" rating by Zacks given on Thursday, August 27. 5/18/2016-Morgan Stanley Reiterated Rating of Hold.
    Ralph Lauren names Procter & Gamble executive Patrice Louvet as CEO

    Ralph Lauren names Procter & Gamble executive Patrice Louvet as CEO

    In his latest role as Global Beauty President, he ran 12 brands that were collectively worth $11.5bn in revenues in 2016. That hampered efforts to turn around a business that's struggling with heavy discounting and sliding sales.
  • What's next in the Russian Federation investigation? The week's biggest bombshells

    Rosenstein said the Mueller appointment was "necessary in order for the American people to have full confidence in the outcome". He also reiterated his previous claim that the Democrats are using the Russian Federation investigation as an "excuse".
    A Trekkie's first impressions of 'Star Trek: Discovery'

    A Trekkie's first impressions of 'Star Trek: Discovery'

    The USS Shenzhou emerging from the clouds in the " Star Trek: Discovery " trailer. From what we know, Star Trek: Discovery will happen a decade before the U.S.S.
    North Korea's unsafe  warning

    North Korea's unsafe warning

    However, he did emphasize that Seoul and Tokyo are key partners in countering North Korea's nuclear and missile threats. The state news agency also said Sunday's launch tested the nation's ability to carry a "large size" nuclear warhead.


Health board suffers 'no direct impact' from cyber attack
In China, official Xinhua news agency said some secondary schools and universities had been affected. BLOOD tests will resume at hospitals across mid Essex following the NHS cyber attack last week.

US Defense chief affirms commitment to protecting Turkey
Technicians fled the dam as fighting intensified in recent days, a source who works closely with them told AFP. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he was confident the United States would be able to resolve the tensions.

Penguins shut out the Senators, 1-0
It was something Penguins coach Mike Sullivan made certain to address during the team's video session on Sunday. It also lifted Malkin past Jaromir Jagr into third place on Pittsburgh's all-time playoff points list with 148.

LEADING OFF: Braves await Freeman results, Rox-Twins play 2
Blackmon is batting 10-for-19 (.526) with two outs and runners in scoring position, including four home runs and 16 RBIs. Charlie Blackmon delivered the biggest blow of the inning, as his two-run homer gave the Rockies a four-run advantage.

Kuwait backs call to extend oil output cuts
Energy ministers from the world's two top producers said that supply cuts should be prolonged for nine months, until March 2018. Libya's crude production has risen to more than 800,000 barrels a day as fields restart, the most since 2014.