Chris Cornell Of Soundgarden

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Dead At 52 (Updated)


Update – May 18th 11:24am:

Cornell‘s cause of death has now officially been revealed to be the result of suicide.

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Update – May 18th 07:03am:

Detroit Police have confirmed to Variety that Chris Cornell‘s death is being investigated as a possible suicide. They shared the following statement:

“At 12 a.m. [local time], we received a 911 call from the MGM Grand Casino Hotel. It appears as though a family friend was checking up on Cornell at his wife’s request. He went to hotel and discovered him unresponsive on the bathroom floor. Police made the location with EMS, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

At present our investigation is leaning toward the possibility of suicide, but we must wait for a medical report to determine the cause of death. At this time we cannot release too much information about what we observed in Cornell’s hotel room or what led us to this conclusion.”

Variety further report that a different police representative told them that Cornell was found with a ‘band’ around his neck at the time of his passing.

Original Story:

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has passed away suddenly. A statement issued to the Associated Press by his publicist Brian Bumbery listed his death as “sudden and unexpected.” It added that

“His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause. They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”

He had been on tour in Detroit, MI at the time of his passing. He was 52-years-old. Footage of his now final live appearance at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, MI last night (May 17th) can be found be below. A local news report at suggests that Cornell may have taken his own life—though this is as yet unconfirmed.