Grunge innovator, Soundgarden frontman


Photographs by Invision/AP/JORDAN STRAUSS

In this March 25, 2017 file photo, Chris Cornell arrives at Elton John's 70th Birthday and 50-Year Songwriting Partnership with Bernie Taupin in Los Angeles.

Chris Cornell, the powerful, dynamic singer whose band Soundgarden was one of the architects of grunge music, died Wednesday night in Detroit after the band had performed there. He was 52.

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