美国著名摇滚音乐家康奈尔自杀身亡

编辑:给力英语新闻 更新:2017年5月19日 作者:美国之音(VOA News)

摇滚乐音乐家克里斯·康奈尔
摇滚乐音乐家克里斯·康奈尔

美国著名摇滚音乐家克里斯·康奈尔(Chris Cornell)星期三突然逝世,终年52岁。 康奈尔曾是“声音花园摇滚乐队”(Soundgarden)和“声奴乐队”(Audioslave)的主唱。

当局经过调查,确定康奈尔是自杀,底特律市医务部门说,他在旅馆房间内上吊。

有人在乐队下榻的底特律酒店的浴室内发现了康奈尔的尸体,时间在“声音花园”在底特律市的福克斯剧院演出几个小时之后。

康奈尔的代表布莱恩·巴姆巴利(Brian Bumbery)向美联社发表声明说,康奈尔周三在底特律“突然意外”去世。死因目前还不清楚。

“声音花园” 目前正在北美各地巡回演出。他们星期三在底特律的佛克斯剧院演出,下一场演出定在星期五,地点在俄亥俄州的哥伦布斯。

“声音花园”(Soundgarden)、超脱乐团(Nirvana)和珍珠果酱(Pearl Jam)等摇滚乐团在20世纪90年代的“垃圾摇滚”( grunge)流派中发挥了主力作用。

声音花园摇滚乐团的获奖曲包括Spoonman、Fell on Black Days 和 Black Hole Sun。

声音花园一度解散,其间康奈尔与另一个乐队“讨伐体制乐团”,(Rage Against the Machine)的前成员组成了风靡一时的“声奴”(Audioslave)。

康奈尔和他的妻子维奇还创建了一个保护儿童的基金会,帮助孩子们面对无家可归、贫穷、虐待和忽视。

Death of Soundgarden Singer Chris Cornell Ruled a Suicide

The death of rock musician Chris Cornell, whose distinctive voice led the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has been ruled a suicide.

Medical authorities in Detroit say Cornell, 52, hung himself in his hotel room.

Cornell was found dead in his hotel room, hours after Soundgarden played Detroit's Fox Theater as part of a North American tour that had been scheduled to continue Friday in Columbus, Ohio.

Cornell's publicist said "His wife, Vicky, and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause."

Soundgarden was a major force in the 1990s musical movement known as grunge along with groups such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Its 1991 album "Batmotorfinger" spawned popular singles such as "Outshined," and "Jesus Christ Pose." In 1994, the band released its breakthrough Grammy nominated album, "Superunknown," which debuted at number one in the U.S. It included songs such as "Spoonman," "Fell on Black Days," and "Black Hole Sun."

In 1991, Cornell recorded an album with Temple of the Dog, a supergroup that included members of both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam.

During a period in which Soundgarden had broken up, Cornell partnered with former members of another band, Rage Against the Machine, to form the successful group Audioslave.

Soundgarden reunited in 2010 and launched its current tour in April. Cornell throughout his career released several solo albums as well.

He and his wife, Vicky, also launched a foundation aimed at helping kids facing homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect.

Cornell's contemporaries reacted to his death with shock and surprise on Twitter early Thursday.