Multiple media outlets in Detroit are reporting that suicide is suspected in the death of rocker Chris Cornell.
A representative for the 52-year-old would only confirm that he died.
Cornell gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave.
Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press.
Bumbery called the death “sudden and unexpected” and said his wife and family were shocked by it. The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.