Music: ‘The Promise’ soundtrack author, Grammy winning singer Chris Cornell dead at 52

Armenpress News Agency , Armenia
May 18, 2017 Thursday

'The Promise' soundtrack author, Grammy winning singer Chris Cornell dead at 52

YEREVAN, MAY 18, ARMENPRESS. Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden
and Audioslave, died Wednesday night, his representative told CNN.

Cornell, 52, was in Detroit performing with Soundgarden, which had
embarked on a US tour in April. Brian Bumbery, his representative,
called Cornell's passing "sudden and unexpected" in a statement to

"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," the statement read. "They would like
to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that
their privacy be respected at this time."

The Grammy-winning rocker had performed Wednesday night at the Fox
Theatre in Detroit, CNN reported.

Cornell wrote and performed the ‘Promise’ song for the eponymous movie
on the Armenian Genocide. Speaking about the movie , he said : "That
was one of the things that was important to me, was not just telling a
century-old story, but telling that story because it's happening
today," he said. "We need to be aware that these things happen now. We
need to kind of be slapped in the face with the fact that, as
horrendous as this was a century ago, in many parts of the world we
haven't gotten anywhere."