How Did Chris Cornell Die? Date of Death, Cause of Death, Age, and Birthday

Chris Cornell death

The rock singer Chris Cornell passed away at age 52, too young.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Singer with Soundgarden, the group known for songs like “Black Hole Sun” and “Rusty Cage,” who was also a successful solo artist and the frontman for Audioslave. 

He married Susan Silver in 1990. After their divorce in March 2004, he remarried Vicky Karayiannis in the same month. He had two daughters named Lillian and Toni and a son named Christopher.  

How did Chris Cornell die?

Suicide caused Chris Cornell's death in 2017.

Information about the death of Chris Cornell
Cause of deathSuicide
Age of death52 years
ProfessionRock Singer
BirthdayJuly 20, 1964
Death dateMay 17, 2017
Place of deathDetroit, Michigan, United States
Place of burialHollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, United States


My favorite Bob Dylan record is the very first one where he sings one Bob Dylan song and the rest of them are his interpretations of the Dust Bowl-era folk songs, or even going back as far as the mass influx of people coming into the U.S. during the gold rush. His interpretations of those songs are incredible.

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I’m not a lyric writer to make statements. What I enjoy doing is making paintings with lyrics, creating colorful images. I think that’s more what entertainment and music should be.

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I’ve had a long career and I want to continue to have a long career. The way to do that is not to go away.

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One of the main dilemmas that’s pretty common to a lot of people who are getting older is the idea that maybe there’s a finish line and that maybe there’s a time in your life when you start to slow down and stop and smell the roses and just kind of settle into what will be a comfortable period in your life.

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I’ve always liked depressing music because a lot of times, listening to it when you’re down can actually make you feel less depressed. Also, even though a person may have problems with depression, sometimes you can actually be kind of comfortable in that space because you know how to operate within it.

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