Following up on the horrible news that broke as our day started over here in the UK, the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled that Chris Cornell hanged himself. Their statement reads:
The Medical Examiner has completed the autopsy on 52-year-old Chris Cornell, the Soundgarden musician who died last night in Detroit.
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.
At only 52 years of age, Cornell had played a gig at the Fox Theatre in Detroit that night before retiring to the MGM Grand. His body was found by a family friend who had to force their way into his room at the request of his concerned wife.
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