Medical Examiner: Chris Cornell Died By Suicide

The Wayne County Medical Examiner has confirmed the cause of death for Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell as suicide by hanging.

Cornell was found dead just after midnight on Thursday in his hotel room at MGM Grand in Detroit. Hours earlier, he had played what would be his final show at the Fox Theatre.

Sources tell FOX 2 Cornell hung up on his wife at 11:35 P.M., and she called a body guard to check in on him. We’re told the body guard forced opened the hotel room door and found Cornell unresponsive on the bathroom floor. A doctor at the hotel pronounced the 52-year-old deceased.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner did not provide any other details.

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