Rocker Chris Cornell, best known as the front man for the bands Audioslave and Soundgarden, has passed away according to a representative. 

In a statement to the Associated Press, Brian Bumbery said that Cornell died in Detroit on Wednesday night. 

According to Bumbery the death was 'sudden and unexpected' and Cornell's family were shocked by it. The family have asked for privacy while they work with a coroner to determine the cause of death. 

Cornell had performed a gig with Soundgarden just hours before his death. 

Via ABC News

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