Medical Examiner Says Soundgarden Singer Chris Cornell Committed Suicide By Hanging
On Thursday we learned of the death of legendary Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog singer Chris Cornell after performing at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. It was revealed by the medical examiner that Cornell’s death was caused by the singer committing suicide after hanging himself.
As of Thursday afternoon, a full autopsy report was not yet completed. However, it is reported by several Detroit outlets that Cornell was found with “a band around his neck.” Detroit Police spokesman, Michael Woody, said that he could not confirm if the singer died with a band around his neck.
Cornell was found dead by a friend in his hotel room at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel.
During his final concert, Cornell performed a poriton of Led Zeppelin’s bluesy 1975 hit song “In My Time of Dying” with his band Soundgarden.
Cornell was 52-years-old.