Update from latest information released by the Associated Press Wayne County Medical Examiner has determined Chris Cornell died by suicide.
Revered lead singer of Audioslave and Soundgarden, Chris Cornell (52), died in Detroit Wednesday night.
Director of media relations for Detroit Police, Michael Woody, tells Variety that Cornell's wife asked a friend to check up on the singer before forcing the door open and finding Cornell on the bathroom floor. No official cause of death has been released, but a spokesperson for Detroit Police, Dontae Freeman, tells the New York Times that "The victim was found with a band around his neck" and Cornell's death is being investigated as a suicide.
Cornell's family was shocked by the news and is working tirelessly, along with medical examiners, to determine a cause of death. A few hours before his death, Cornell Tweeted about how excited he was to be back in Detroit.
Fans of the artist have taken to Twitter to express their shock and sentiment about Cornell's passing.
You may be familiar with Soundgarden's big '90s hits like Black Hole Sun and Spoonman. They were one of the most influential bands in Seattle's music scene along with Nirvana.
If you’re feeling suicidal, talk to somebody. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255; the Trans Lifeline at 1-877-565-8860; or the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386. Text ‘START’ to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741