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Statement of Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group, on the passing of Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell Press Image 1 - Credit Jeff Lipsky

Credit: Jeff Lipsky

SANTA MONICA, MAY 18, 2017: “We mourn the loss of Chris Cornell, one of the most powerful, emotive and influential vocalists of his generation.  His distinctive voice and music molded a sound that defined a decade, and influences artists to this day.  The world has lost a great one – all too soon.  We extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”

Date: May 18, 2017