Chris Cornell, a front man in the band Soundgarden was found dead in a hotel in Detroit. Cornell was 52 and was last seen performing in a concert with his band Soundgarden. He was found hanging in the hotel in Detroit on Wednesday, and the Wayne County Medical examiner’s office confirmed that the musician took his life by committing suicide. Earlier, a spokesperson Brian Bumbery had released a statement stating that his death was unexpected and sudden. The statement also said that the family has requested for privacy and they are cooperating with the medical examiner.
Detroit Police spokesperson speaking to BBC confirmed that they got a call after midnight on Wednesday and they found the body on the bathroom floor. Medical unit pronounced that Cornell was dead on the scene. The police were called by a friend who had gone to check on him and found him on the bathroom floor. The medical examiner said that the reason for death was due to hanging.
The musical fraternity is in the state of shock as he was actively involved in concerts though he was suffering from addiction. Despite that, he was in good health and was performing shows and was top notch at that. He has released four solo albums with the most recent Higher Truth. His ‘You Know My Name’ which was published in 2006 in the UK was the theme song for the movie Casino Royale starring Daniel Craig.