Chris Cornell, renowned singer and songwriter has reportedly died. A TMZ report while quoting the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office said that Cornell hanged himself.
52-year old vocalist and singer who gained fame with his four solo studio albums, Euphoria Morning (1999), Carry On (2007), Scream (2009), Higher Truth (2015) and the live album Songbook was best known as the lead vocalist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as lead vocalist and songwriter for the group Audioslave.
He was in the pink of health and was on the zenith of success that many singers and songwriters can only dream.
The TMZ said that Wayne County Medical Examiner termed Chris Cornell cause of death as “suicide by hanging” The report came merely a couple of hours after Cornell’s body was discovered in a Detroit hotel room following a concert. A full autopsy report, including toxicology results has not yet been completed.
Reports suggest that authorities got a 911 call around 12 a.m. Police officials claim that when the friend went to Cornell’s hotel room at the MGM Grand Detroit to check on him, he “made it inside the hotel room, where he found Mr. Cornell unresponsive laying on the bathroom floor”.
It is rather very surprising to see things go this way for his fans across the world. It was merely on Wednesday when Cornell had played a show with Soundgarden, who were midway through their tour.
His wife who said she didn’t find any suicidal behavior in Cornell was simply shocked. His publicist in a statement said “His wife, Vicky, and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and they will be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause,” his publicist said in a statement.
TMZ while quoting his wife says, “Vicky Cornell spoke with her husband during soundcheck before he took the stage in Detroit and after Wednesday night’s show. According to our sources, Vicky says Chris was NOT in any way, shape or form in a suicidal state. She doubled down and said there were no signs he was at all depressed”.