Actor and comedian Jim Carey shared on Twitter the picture of an autographed Soundgarden guitar he’s got from Chris Cornell back then in 1996 during a ‘Saturday Night Live’ episode. “This is the guitar Chris Cornell and Soundgarden gave to me the night we did SNL together. A very special guy”!
On Thursday afternoon, the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office announced Cornell‘s cause of death “has been determined as suicide by hanging.” But, it added, “A full autopsy report has not yet been completed.”
According to the police report, obtained by The Detroit News, Chris was on the phone with his wife, Vicky, shortly before committing suicide, who said he sounded “groggy” and repeatedly told her, “I am just tired,” before hanging up. The bodyguard, Martin Kirsten, went to Cornell‘s room in the MGM Grand Hotel just after midnight and kicked two doors open — the front door as well as a second door leading to the bedroom suite — before finding Cornell slumped on the bathroom floor “with blood running from his mouth and a red exercise band around [his] neck.”
This is the guitar that Chris Cornell and Soundgarden gave to me the night we did SNL together. A very special man. pic.twitter.com/waPpDdOWvx
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) May 21, 2017