Medical examiner confirms cause of death for Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell

The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause of death for Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell who was found dead in his Detroit hotel room on Wednesday evening.

Although a full autopsy is not yet complete, People noted that the medical examiner ruled Cornell’s death a suicide.

“Cause of death has been determined as hanging by suicide,” the office said in its release.

RELATED: Celebs react to death of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell

As we reported, Cornell was found dead on the bathroom floor of his MGM Grand Detroit hotel room just before midnight after a friend went to check on him. The singer had a band wrapped around his neck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cornell was one of the biggest voices to come out of the Seattle-grunge scene in the ’90s with Soundgarden. The band did breakup for a bit in 1997, but reunited in 2012. The group was currently on its North American tour which was scheduled to end on May 27 in Oklahoma.

Soundgarden played for a sold-out crowd earlier on Wednesday evening at the Fox Theater in Detroit and Cornell posted about being in the city again. The tweet was his last.

Michelle Kapusta

At Large Senior Editor, Temple University graduate, Philadelphia resident and avid sports fan.

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.