Chris Cornell Found Dead After Concert in Detroit

Virginia Carter
May 19, 2017

Medical examiners performed an preliminary autopsy Thursday, suspecting suicide based on "basic things observed at the scene", police spokesman Michael Woody said.

Mr Bumbery described the death as "sudden and unexpected", according to AP.

Cornell was next expected to play in Rock on the Ridge in Columbus, OH, on Friday night.

The New York Times reported that Cornell had admitted in interviews to struggling with drug use throughout his life.

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Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit.

A rock festival in suburban St. Louis has been canceled following the death of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell.

Chris Cornell has died.

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Medical examiners are determining the cause of death, so we'll find out if he passed from suicide or perhaps something else completely.


Detroit police said it is treating Cornell's death as a suicide.

Dontae Freeman, digital media relations manager for the Detroit police department, told the Free Press Cornell's body was discovered after his wife called a family friend and asked him to check on Cornell. The frontman's signature soaring vocals were met with enthusiastic cheers as he launched through the band's biggest hits, including 1994's "Spoonman" and "Black Hole Sun", which earned Soundgarden two Grammy Awards in 1995. In 1984, he formed the band Soundgarden, which was influential in the 1990s grunge movement. The late singer wrote and performed the end-song for the film.

The singer was said to have even been speaking about excitement for future shows, according to Billboard.

As mourning fans certainly already know, the Soundgarden star was shockingly found dead in the bathroom of his hotel room at the MGM Grand in Detroit, early this morning, May 18.

In 1991, the band released the platinum album Badmotorfinger.

In addition to his work with these groups, Cornell also released four solo albums and a live album of his own work. In 2001, he joined Audioslave, a supergroup that included former Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford.

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