Chris Cornell cause of death revealed: ‘Suicide by hanging’


The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office has announced its findings in the death of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who was found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel room following a show last night (May 17) at the Fox Theatre. “Suicide by hanging” is the official cause of death.

“The Medical Examiner has completed the autopsy on 52-year-old Chris Cornell, the Soundgarden musician who died last night in Detroit,” the report reads, via the Detroit Free Press. “The cause of death has been determined as suicide by hanging. A full autopsy report has not yet been completed. There is no additional information at this time.”

Earlier, the paper reported that Dontae Freeman, the social media manager for the Detroit police department, said Cornell was found in his room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel with “a band around his neck.”

Updating as more information is made available…