The Associated Press reports that Chris Cornell committed suicide by hanging himself, according to a Detroit medical examiner.
There isn’t any additional details right now.
Chris Cornell has died at age 52 last night, May 17, in Detroit, just hours after a SOUNDGARDEN show at the Fox Theatre.
Cornell was known for his role as one of the architects of the 1990s grunge movement, for his extensive catalog as a songwriter and for his near four octave vocal range as well as his powerful vocal belting technique. He released four solo studio albums, Euphoria Morning (1999), Carry On (2007), Scream (2009), Higher Truth(2015) and the live album Songbook (2011). Cornell received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his song “The Keeper” which appeared in the film Machine Gun Preacher and co-wrote and performed the theme song to the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006), “You Know My Name“.
Below you can watch fan-filmed footage from Chris Cornell‘s last show with SOUNDGARDEN: