Chris Cornell: His Life in Photos

On May 17, alternative rock legend Chris Cornell passed away at age 52. Here, we look back on the life of one of the greatest rock singers of all time.

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Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell on stage.
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Chris Cornell on stage performing.
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Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden attend 37th Annual Grammy Awards on March 1, 1995 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
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Chris Cornell and Tom Morello of Audioslave during Lollapalooza 2003 Tour Opening Night in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Chris Cornell of Audioslave during Audioslave in Concert at Roseland in New York City – April 30, 2005 at Roseland in New York City, New York, United States.
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Singer Chris Cornell performing on stage with his band Soundgarden at Ridam in Rotterdam, October 11th 1996.
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Singer Chris Cornell performing on stage with his band Soundgarden, 1993.
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Kim Thayil and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden on September 8, 1994 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
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Chris Cornell performs on stage at the Berkeley Community Theater on 30th November 1999.
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Chris Cornell and his daughter Toni during Audioslave concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City on October 29, 2005.
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Chris Cornell of Soundgarden during Lollapalooza 1996 at Downing Stadium, Randall’s Island in New York City.
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Chris Cornell performs at Teatro Bradesco on December 8, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Chris Cornell and kids attend picnic-in-the-park premiere Of “Tinkerbell” at La Cienega Park on August 28, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Chris Cornell accepts the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the 3rd Annual MusiCares MAP fund benefit on May 11, 2007 in Los Angeles, California.
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Chris Cornell and family attend the New York Screening of “The Promise” at The Paris Theatre on April 18, 2017 in New York City.
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