Chris Cornell, American musician and singer-songwriter, Died at 52

  Music, Writer

Chris Cornell was born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964, in Seattle, Washington and died on May 17, 2017.

He was an American musician, singer, and songwriter.

He was best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as lead vocalist and songwriter for the group Audioslave.

Cornell was also known for his numerous solo works and soundtrack contributions since 1991, and as founder and frontman for Temple of the Dog, the one-off tribute band dedicated to his late friend Andrew Wood.

He was married to Susan Silver, the manager of Alice in Chains and Soundgarden.

The couple had a daughter, Lillian Jean, born in June 2000.

Cornell and Silver divorced in 2004

Cornell was married to Vicky Karayiannis, a Paris-based American publicist of Greek heritage.

The marriage produced a daughter, Toni, born in September 2004, and a son, Christopher Nicholas, born in December 2005.

He had converted to the Greek Orthodox Church through her influence.

Chris Cornell passed away at 52 years old.