Medical examiner confirms cause of death for Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell


Soundgarden played for a sold-out crowd earlier on Wednesday evening at the Fox Theater in Detroit and Cornell posted about being in the city again.

Singer Chris Cornell's cause of death has been ruled a "hanging by suicide", according to a statement from the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office in Detroit. "There is no additional information at this time", it said.

The six dates left on Soundgarden's North American tour have been canceled following the death of singer Chris Cornell Wednesday night. The group was now on its North American tour which was scheduled to end on May 27 in Oklahoma. He says Cornell's wife called a family friend and asked him to check on Cornell.

"It's really sad that he could never find peace in his life", said Chad White, who came to the art display with his young son Ignatius to honor Cornell.

The music style started in Seattle, Washington. I don't know if Cornell influenced my vocals per se, but there is some similarities there.

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The death closes another chapter in grunge, the subgenre that emerged in Seattle in the late 1980s and combined the rough edges of punk rock with a gloomy introspection. "It was like a Detroit, only northwest kind of". One of those people you just think "if I had that voice for one day.".

Soundgarden broke up in 1997. In 2001, he joined Audioslave, a supergroup that included former Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford. Megadeth got in one of the first performances taking the stage in Tokyo and revealing to the shocked crowd that Cornell had died before performing the Soundgarden favorite, "Outshined".

Ironically, Cornell sang a bit of Led Zeppelin's "In My Time of Dying" during the night's final song, "Slaves & Bulldozers".

Cornell also released four solo studio albums and a solo live album.

When asked about reports of an object being found around Chris' neck the police confirmed "there was something around his neck". It appeared on his second solo album, "Carry On". But sometimes, news comes a long that's such an unexpected bummer that we choose to use our outlet to remember someone lost. If they don't have enough money, it's not that they have no money, they actually have something, and it's called poverty.