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[00:04.29]Chris Cornell, the lead singer of Soundgarden, died Wednesday night. He was 52 years old.
[00:16.21]He and the band were in Detroit, Michigan, for a concert.
[00:22.18]Soundgarden was a well-known rock band in the 1990s.
[00:28.12]The band’s music style is known as “grunge,” which became popular in the 1990s with the success of Soundgarden and other bands like Pearl Jam and Nirvana.
[00:46.20]The music style started in Seattle, Washington.
[00:51.90]Cornell was known for having one of the best voices in rock music.
[00:58.69]It was featured on Soundgarden’s most successful songs, including “Black Hole Sun," “Spoonman," and “Fell on Black Days”
[01:50.10]People have been reacting to his death on social media.
[01:56.25]Fans wrote comments under the band’s YouTube videos after the news of Cornell’s death.
[02:04.67]On the “Fell on Black Days” video, one fan wrote: “Fitting song for today. Rest in Peace, Chris.”
[02:17.09]Many people talked about how many good songs came out in the early 1990s, including those from Soundgarden.
[02:27.63]Late in the day Thursday, Detroit police confirmed [that] Cornell committed suicide.
[02:34.70]Many musicians used social media to express their sadness.
[02:40.45]Gavin Rossdale of Bush, Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin all wrote about Cornell.
[02:54.24]Navarro wrote: “Such a terrible, and sad loss.”
[03:00.02]Soundgarden broke up in 1997. Cornell went on to play music on his own and with a new group called Audioslave.
[03:11.05]Soundgarden got back together, however, in 2010. The band was on tour when Cornell died.
[03:21.17]And that’s What’s Trending Today.
[03:24.67]I’m Dan Friedell.