Chris Cornell is an American rock musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist, primary
songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band
and as former lead vocalist and songwriter
for the supergroup Audioslave
Cornell is also known for his role as one of the architects of the 90s grunge movement.
Christopher John Boyle
July 20, 1964
May 17, 2017 (at the age of 52)
• Died in his room at the MGM Grand in Detroit after performing at a show with
at the Fox Theatre. His death was determined to be a suicide by hanging.
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Vicky Karayiannis (m. 2004)
Susan Silver (m. 1990–2004)
Alternative, metal, grunge, alternative rock
(2001 – 2007)
Temple of the Dog
(1990 – 1992)
Did You Know
Cornell received a Golden Globe nomination for his song
which appeared in the movie
"Machine Gun Preacher"
co-wrote and performed the theme song to the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006),
You Know My Name
• He was voted "Rock's Greatest Singer" by readers of Guitar World,
• Ranked 4th in the list of
"Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" by Hit Parader,
• 9th in the list of 'Best Lead Singers Of All Time'
by Rolling Stone,
and 12th in "MTV's 22 Greatest Voices in Music"