Soundgarden and Audioslave iconic Vocalist, Chris Cornell (age 52) was found dead on his MGM Grand Detroit hotel’s bathroom floor in Detroit with a band around his neck following Soundgarden’s performance at Fox Theater. Cornell died Wednesday night in Detroit, MI said his representative, Brian Bumbery (of BBGUNPR), in a statement that called the death “sudden and unexpected” and that said the singer’s family would be “working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause.” Detroit police are investigating the death as a possible suicide, according to The Associated Press.
“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,” Cornell’s publicist said in a statement.
Police received a frantic 911 call at approximately 12 a.m. from a family friend, according to Michael Woody, Director of Media Relations for the Detroit Police Department. When the friend went to Cornell’s hotel room at the MGM Grand casino to check on him, he “made it inside the hotel room, where he found Mr. Cornell unresponsive laying on the bathroom floor,” according to Woody. EMS pronounced Cornell dead at the scene. Detroit, MI police are investigating the death as an apparent suicide, though Woody tells Rolling Stone that an official cause of death by the medical examiner’s office is still forthcoming. The medical examiner’s report is expected to be released Thursday afternoon.
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) May 18, 2017
Footage of the singer’s final gig surfaced on Youtube on Thursday morning, and you can watch it below.