Chris Cornell Had an Unforgettable Vulnerability

On Wednesday night, Chris Cornell, of the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, was found dead in his hotel room at the MGM Grand Casino in Detroit. His representatives called his passing “sudden and unexpected,” and early reports from the Detroit Police Department suggest suicide. (A white man with Cornell’s birthday was found lifeless on a bathroom floor, with “a band around his neck.”) Cornell was an instrumental figure in the grunge boom of the early nineteen-nineties, a community that’s since been virtually annihilated by suicide and major drug addiction, having lost foundational players including Layne Staley and Mike Starr, of Alice in Chains; Scott Weiland, of Stone Temple Pilots; Kurt Cobain, of Nirvana; and now Cornell....
123 Published By - The New Yorker - 2017.05.18. 20:35
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