Chris Cornell has died at the age of 52, his representatives have confirmed.

He was best known as the lead singer in Soundgarden and Audioslave, and also performed the theme song to the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale.

In a statement issued to The Associated Press, Brian Bumbery said Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit.

The death was called “sudden and unexpected” in the statement and a cause of death is currently unknown. Cornell’s family have asked for privacy while they work with a medical examiner to determine the cause.

Cornell was best known for fronting the two iconic bands and singing ‘You Know My Name’, the theme song for James Bond film Casino Royale. He was scheduled to play the US festival Rock the Range in Columbus tonight.

It has been reported that Cornell was performing with Soundgarden at a gig last night at Detroit’s Fox Theatre, part of the band’s North American headline tour. Pictures have emerged this morning on Twitter from the concert.

 

As a solo artist, he released four studio albums – most recently 2015’s Higher Truth. His biggest single in the UK was 2006’s You Know My Name, which was the theme song to Casino Royale, which starred Daniel Craig.