Soundgarden's Chris Cornell killed himself, coroner says
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell died after hanging himself, a US coroner said on today.
Cornell, 52, was found dead in the bathroom in his hotel room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel on Wednesday night following a performance with Soundgarden.
Detroit police spokesman Dan Donakowski said that officers were called to Cornell's room around midnight by a friend of the musician and found Cornell laying in his bathroom, unresponsive and he had passed away.
The Wayne county medical examiner's office said after an initial autopsy the cause of Cornell's death had been determined as suicide by hanging. "A full autopsy report has not yet been completed," the coroners office added.