Mariners honor Soundgarden's Chris Cornell with moment of silence before game

Three years later, Soundgarden broke through on mainstream radio with the album "Superunknown", which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Record in 1995. "I just wanted to have a place to hang out and mourn and wanted all of you to be here ..."

A family friend who spoke with her on Thursday morning told TMZ.com Vicky had chatted with her husband during soundcheck before he took the stage in Detroit, Michigan and after Wednesday night's show, and she insisted her husband was in no way suicidal. Another police spokesman said Cornell was found unresponsive on the floor.

Cornell was born and raised in the city and was part of a close-knit group of artists who formed the foundation of what would become the grunge scene that exploded in the early 1990s by combining the bombast of early 1970s heavy metal with the aggression and attitude of punk rock.

Cornell also released four solo studio albums and a solo live album.

Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died at age 52.

Cornell led Soundgarden in a rendition of Slaves & Bulldozers incorporating lyrics to Led Zeppelin's In My Time of Dying.

Cornell played a seminal role in the origins of grunge music, founding Soundgarden in 1984 with Kim Thayil and Hiro Yamamoto.

"He was a huge influence, one of the greatest singers ever to come out of Seattle, maybe the greatest single voice", said Charles R. Cross, a Seattle-based music journalist and author who knew Cornell personally. Cornell leaves a legacy as frontman for iconic alternative bands including Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog. By 2001, he had helped found the supergroup Audioslave with several members of Rage Against the Machine.

Revention Music Centers says ticket holders should contact their point of sale regarding next week's concert.

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