UPDATE: A Representative of the Detroit police has confirmed to Variety that the death is being investigated as a suicide.
“At 12 a.m., we received a 911 call from the MGM Grand Casino Hotel,” Detroit Police director of media relations told Variety. “It appears as though a family friend was checking up on Cornell at his wife’s request. He went to hotel and discovered him unresponsive on the bathroom floor. Police made the location with EMS, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
“At present our investigation is leaning toward the possibility of suicide, but we must wait for a medical report to determine the cause of death. At this time we cannot release too much information about what we observed in Cornell’s hotel room or what led us to this conclusion.”
We (and many others) reported earlier about the shocking death of Chris Cornell. News sources have came claiming that his death could have been a suicide.
According to Local 4, the Cornell was found dead in a MGM Grand Hotel room with something around his neck after his wife asked a family friend was asked to check up on him. The same article have an unknown source saying that the police are investigating the death as a possible suicide.
Read the original announcement below:
Shocking news has broke that rock veteran Chris Cornell has died. The Soundgarden singer reportedly died in Detroit on Wednesday night and was described by Brian Bumbery as sudden and unexpected.
“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. They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”
The cause of death has yet to be revealed.
Chris Cornell as a member of Soundgarden was the first of the grunge bands to sign to a major label before Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and even Nirvana. He is also responsible for the James Bond theme song, You Know My Name and numerous hits like the thunderous anthemic Cochise with Audioslave.
Chris Cornell dead at 52.