Chris Cornell's cause of death has been revealed

The rocker passed away on Wednesday night

Chris Cornell's cause of death has been revealed

Chris Cornell's cause of death has been revealed.

The Soundgarden frontman passed away on Wednesday, a few hours after playing a gig with his band.

It has now been revealed that the rocker died by suicide, by hanging himself in his Detroit hotel room.

A medical examiner confirmed that the 52-year-old was found on the bathroom floor with "a band around his neck."


Sources told TMZ that Chris's wife Vicky says he showed no signs he was feeling suicidal or even depressed when she spoke to him, before during soundcheck before, and after his final show on Wednesday night.

But when she tried reaching him again that evening, she became concerned he wasn't answering his phone and called a family friend to check on him, according to channel 4 WDIV Detroit.

That friend had to force his way into Cornell's hotel room, where they found him dead. The singer was pronounced dead at the scene.

Just hours earlier, Cornell had been performing a sold out concert.

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