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Chris Cornell Dead: Relive Six of His Most Iconic Music Moments

Music lost a legend on Wednesday, May 17, when rocker Chris Cornell died at the age of 52. His death was ruled a suicide. The musician, who fronted bands such as Soundgarden and Audioslave over nearly three decades, is credited with shaping the grunge rock movement of the early 1990s. Us Weekly Video looks back at some of Cornell’s greatest moments in music in the video above.

When Cornell formed the band Temple of the Dog in 1990, the group featured a collection of scrappy Seattle musicians, including future Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. Their first single, “Hunger Strike,” features the two rockers in impeccable vocal form. The song hit No. 7 on Billboard‘s Alternative Songs chart.

Chris Cornell performs at the Fillmore in Miami Beach in 2012.Chris Cornell performs at the Fillmore in Miami Beach in 2012. INSTARimages.comMost Shocking Celebrity Deaths of All Time

Cornell was already four albums deep with his band when they released “Spoonman” in 1994. Considered one of Cornell’s most iconic songs, it was Soundgarden’s first single to chart on Billboard and won the Grammy for Best Metal Performance in 1995. A tribute to Seattle street musician Artis the Spoonman, the Cornell-penned track featured Artis on the record, adding his own percussive beats.

As previously reported, Cornell was found dead in his Detroit hotel room after performing a sold-out concert at the Fox Theatre with Soundgarden. In a statement to Us Weekly, the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that “the cause of death has been determined as suicide by hanging.”

In April, Cornell visited CBS This Morning and appeared to be in high spirits, and even teased a new Soundgarden album. “It’s exactly in the works,” Cornell said. “One of the things we did when we got back together was decide to never put a clock on what we do. Which I think has been really helpful in it always being a positive experience.”

In that CBS Sunday Morning appearance, Cornell performed an acoustic version of “Black Hole Sun,” Soundgarden’s chilling 1994 anthem. It would end up being one of his final appearances on network TV.

Watch that haunting performance, as well as Cornell’s other iconic music moments, in the video above.


Demi Lovato, Kevin Hart and Chris Pratt Get Slimed at Kids’ Choice Awards 2017

No one is safe! Demi Lovato, Kevin Hart, Chris Pratt and host John Cena were the unlucky stars who got slimed at the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday, March 11. Watch the video above!

Celebrity Kids on the Red Carpet: Then and Now

Lovato, 24, was one of the first victims of the evening as she took the stage to support her upcoming movie Smurfs: The Lost Village. She looked gorgeous in a coral-colored dress — that is, until she was unexpectedly blasted from every angle with Nickelodeon’s infamous green slime. The “Confident” singer was a good sport about it, though. After the show, she shared an Instagram photo of herself on the red carpet, writing, “Before I got SLIMED!!”

Demi LovatoDemi Lovato at Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards at USC’s Galen Center on March 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Later in the evening, Hart, 37, took the podium on stage at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles to accept three awards, including Most Wanted Pet and Favorite Villain, both for his role as Snowball in The Secret Life of Pets. While speaking to the audience, slime erupted from the podium, covering the comedian’s white T-shirt and black jeans. “I have waited for my whole life to get slimed,” he joked.

Kevin HartKevin Hart backstage at Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards at USC’s Galen Center on March 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. Alberto Rodriguez/KCA2017/Getty Images

Famous Funny Faces

Luckily, Hart and Lovato were not alone. Viewers were far from surprised when Cena, 39, was slimed at the end of the awards show. In typical KCA fashion, the host was showered with a huge blast of green sludge as he signed off. “I have just turned into John Greena,” the WWE star joked. “Thank you, Nickelodeon. Thank you, Kids’ Choice. Tonight was incredible! I had the time of my life.”

John CenaJohn Cena gets slimed on stage at Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards at USC’s Galen Center on March 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Celebrity Kids — Just Like Us!

Watch the video above for more slime-tastic moments, including when Pratt, 37, got slimed in a pre-taped segment in the show’s control room!